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DIY Gallery Style Matting and Framing Series CHICAGO

01/06/2024 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Learn intermediate woodworking skills by building a frame in this 3 part series!

Schedule: This is a 3 part series. There is exactly one week in between each session; the same time and day of the week (ex: Saturdays at 10:30am)

January dates: Jan 6, 13, & 20 at 2:30-5pm

In this three-day workshop, participants will bring an artwork on paper (perhaps a drawing, watercolor, family photo, concert poster, postcard, playing card, ticket stub… anything on paper that’s no larger than 18×24”) and learn how to frame it in a gallery-quality box frame. We will professionally mat the artwork, design and build the frame, and mount the matted piece in the frame. The principles and techniques covered in this class can easily be applied to framing projects of any scale.

Participants choose either a black or white frame.

This is an intermediate level class. Prior experience with woodworking tools is helpful.

Workshop Policies: Please review policies below before committing to a workshop.


If you can’t make it to a class, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Please email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org with their name and email address.

If Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 hours before the class and give you the option of refund or reschedule.

We do not offer other refunds or transfers between classes.


If you arrive to a workshop later than 20 minutes after the stated start time, you will not be able to participate in the workshop.

We do not provide refunds to latecomers.


All workshops are 18+ unless otherwise specified; no woodworking experience necessary

Materials are included in the fee for the workshop

We are not able to accommodate last minute attendees. If a workshop is sold out, there are no open spots.


ReBuilding Exchange
1740 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States


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