Picture Framer

Picture framers mount, frame and hang photographs and artworks for display.

How to become a picture framer:

  • There are no formal entry requirements to become a picture framer.
  • Accredited courses are available in all levels of picture framing and mounting from many education colleges, picture frame equipment suppliers and existing framers.
  • Picture framers often begin making frames as a hobby, before working in a framing store, gallery or as a freelance picture framer.

Day-to-day activities of a picture framer:

Your day to day activities might include:

  • Speaking to clients about their framing needs.
  • Offer advise on framing styles, designs and methods.
  • Managing materials inventory.
  • Designing and making bespoke picture frames and mounts.
  • Give quotes and timescales to customers.
  • Pack and deliver framed pictures.

Working environment of a picture framer:

Picture framers usually work in a gallery, framing shop or independently from their own workshop.

Professional Bodies

The Fine Art Trade Guild

Professional Picture Framers Association

Skills required for a picture framer:

  • A working knowledge of art mediums and materials.
  • Hands on craft skills to make frames from scratch using a range of tools.
  • A high level of precision and an eye for detail.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Computer and online proficiency.
  • Sales and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently to a brief without supervision.

Picture Framer courses:Skillshare website for picture framing made easy

framing education website

Shopping Basket
Scroll to Top

The Business Of 

Pet Portraits

Learn how to start, run and grow a profitable pet portrait business. From mastering social media to attracting fiercely loyal clients, this course will show you how.