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A Beginners Guide to Mounting and Framing


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Wednesday 2nd June
5.30pm - 7.30pm.
Tutor Sarah Kirby 

Coronavirus Update: This course will be running with reduced numbers and new social distancing, hygiene and safety measures in place [as of 6th May].

Not sure whether you should be window mounting or float mounting?  Not sure of the difference? 

This back to basics session will teach you conservation techniques for mounting your prints and artworks, introduce the different mounting and framing options and explore the reasons for choosing them.

About the Tutor

Sarah Kirby was first introduced to Printmaking while on a foundation at Cambridge School of Art. Sarah followed her passion and graduated from Farnham in 1987 having studied Fine Art and an MA in Museum and Gallery Studies. Later completing an MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.

In 1993 Sarah moved to Leicester where she now lives and works as an artist and printmaker; she has a beautiful plant filled back yard, an allotment and two ginger cats.

Significant places, gardens, plants and buildings form the inspiration for Sarah's work. She has been part of Leicester Print Workshop since moving to Leicester, teaching occasional courses in Printmaking and Bookbinding.

In recent years Sarah has completed both private and commissioned work, held artist residency at Rugby Museum and illustrated a poetry collection entitled ’40 Lies’ by poet John Gallas which was first published by Carcanet.

Leicester Print Workshop 

Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking.