Matting and Framing Workshop
Saturday April 21, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Keith Downie
Cost: $20/$15 MMA member
There are no rules in art and no firm rules in framing. However, there are picture framing materials, techniques, and design principles that will provide a contemporary museum-style presentation while being safe for your artwork and easy on your budget. The class is limited to 12 participants. To register: Call 231.720.2571 at least one week before the session.
Artist and master framer, Keith Downie will focus primarily on framing artwork on paper, including photographs, during this 90-minute workshop. Bring one small paper piece or photo to mat in the workshop (maximum 12 x16 inch size). Topics will include:
• Identifying “archival” matting and glazing materials
• Essential mat cutting tools
• Cutting and assembling window mats
• Hinging and mounting artworks on paper
• Mat colors and frame style considerations
• Where to buy materials (local, catalogue, and online)
• Maximizing “a la carte” services from frame shops
BROWN BAG FILMS
Brown Bag films are generally shown on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 12:15 P.M. Please note that films are not shown during the second week in June or on holidays. Films are free and complement MMA collections and exhibitions. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies while you watch a film.
Friends of Art is an auxiliary organization of the Muskegon Museum of Art. Since 1923, Friends of Art has extended a welcome to all who wish to partake in the Friends program of study. As stated in its By-Laws, the purpose of Friends of Art is “…a study group to promote the study of art and to support the Muskegon Museum of Art.” The Friends of Art group offers an on-going guest lecture program and occasional visits to off-site cultural institutions.
Meetings and programs typically take place the third Wednesday morning of the month, between September and May. There are no meetings in December, January or February
Evening lecture opportunities are offered through the ArtSmarts series in fall and spring.
Friends of Arts membership dues are used to purchase gifts for the Museum. These gifts include: works of art, physical improvements to the Museum, books, tapes, and dvds which enhance the Museum’s library, and a monetary award for the annual Regional Exhibition. Friends of Art membership is $25 per person. A Muskegon Museum of Art membership is prerequisite to joining the Friends of Art.