How to become a picture framer
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- working towards this role
- specialist courses run by professional bodies
You could start by taking a short course in picture framing run by a college or adult education centre. Some colleges may also cover picture framing as part of a broader art and design course.
There are no set entry requirements for this route.
It may be possible to work your way into this role by starting as a gallery assistant.
Working alongside an experienced framer may give you the chance to train on the job.
You could train in picture framing by doing specialised courses with a gallery or framing company. You can find details of training providers through the Fine Art Trade Guild.
Gallery experience or skills in woodworking may be useful.
The Fine Art Trade Guild has more advice on how to get into picture framing.