Framing Training

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Ian has been an established expert and educator in the picture framing industry for many years – drawing on over 45 years’ experience as a framer. He is an Accredited Examiner and Accredited Trainer through the UK based trade body for the art and framing industry, the Fine Art Trade Guild.

Ian holds the Guild Certified Framer qualification and is also one of a small handful of framers worldwide – and the only one in Scotland and the North of England – to have achieved all three available advanced qualifications. These are GCF Advanced: Conservation Framing, GCF Advanced: Textile Framing and GCF Advanced: Mount Design & Function.

As well as presenting industry relevant in-person and on-line seminars and workshops, Ian has also been part of the technical support rota for members of the Guild for over a decade. He has written numerous articles for trade publications, as well as CPD education articles for Fine Art Trade Guild Certified Framers.

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Ian offers full day training opportunities either at his workshop in Larkhall or by arrangement at the student’s own premises. Courses are aimed at those seeking to earn their living from picture framing, or establish it alongside their other art based activities. From beginner to more knowledgeable – the courses provide a wide range of learning opportunities with modular days for specialized subjects.

He also provides exam preparation days for those seeking to take their Guild Certified Framer qualification or any of the Advanced qualifications. Ian Kenny Framing (Hamilton & Larkhall) is a recognized examination centre for all Fine Art Trade Guild framing qualifications.

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