The Framing/Craft Studio is available to those who have done our picture framing course who wish to work on further framing projects. Situated at the Hard Technology Suite - 125 Anzac Ave, it is available during the building opening hours or by arrangement.
Equipment and Resources
A variety of picture framing tools and equipment is available to use – square, rulers, pencils, eraser, craft knives, mat board cutters, guide rails, guillotine, frame joining machine, compressor & staple gun, eye protection, hammer, point gun and push tool. Supplies available to use in the studio include tape, glue, staples, nails, glass cleaner, diamond shaped points, screw-eyes and string.
Our guillotine cuts through most sizes of frame and the frame joining machine (V-nailer) underpins the frame to hold it together.
Price per session (4 hours max)
- Student & Staff = $5.00
- Public = $15.00
(Payment can be made by cash or cheque - sorry no eftpos available)
All supplies other than those mentioned above need to be provided by yourself. This includes backing boards, mat boards, picture mouldings and glass.
Please contact the Programme Co-ordinator on 479 5484, to make a booking. The Studio is available when other scheduled activities are not being held in the room (generally more available in the daytimes and weekends).
Developing Your Framing Skills
Been a while since you learned how to frame? Feel like you know what to do but lack the confidence to get started?
We offer a ”Refreshers Framing” class where you bring your own materials and projects and our tutor is available to guide you through the process and refresh you on how to use the machines.These classes are held regularly - for more information, pick up a brochure from the Unipol Recreation Centre.
Art Zone (59 Hanover St, ph 477 0211)
Art Zone offers a 10% discount to Studio users on general framing supplies including mat, backing and specialty boards (in full sheets only); mat cutters; glass; picture mouldings.
You’ll need an Art Zone business card to get the discount – please contact us for additional cards.
A number of companies around Dunedin will be able to supply you with glass. Check the Yellow Pages for details on Wrens, Glass Solutions, Aburns, Otago Glass, Art Zone and others.
Picture Moulding (framing)
Visual Edge is currently not trading. At this time they are taking orders via phone/email (sales@visual edge.co.nz), please contact them to see what they have.
We also now have an account with a Christchurch moulding manufacturer, Crawford Mouldings, and will order materials from them (overnight if in stock). Please contact us for more information on this.
Alterntively, if you wish to order from an alternative - Larson Juhl have a large supply. There contact is (03)366 0366 or www.larsonjuhl.co.nz
Backing Board & Mat Boards
Backing and mat board is available from Southern Paper Products, 46 Main Rd, Fairfield, Dunedin ph 488 1002. Mat boards can be brought directly from most framing specialists in Dunedin.
11 February, 2013