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Making a Picture Frame

  • 1140 Latta Street Chattanooga, TN, 37406 United States (map)


Have you ever wanted to make your own picture frame? It’s not as intimidating as it may seem! By the end of this workshop, you will own a beautiful, high quality picture frame and have the skills to safely use power tools that you can apply to making more picture frames or other projects.

At this workshop, you will learn how to:

- Choose materials
- Cut glass 
- Use a miter saw 
- Use an air compressor nailer 
- Upcycle thrift store frames to create new frames

Your 8”x10” picture frame and mat will be from all new materials and will showcase a  5”x7” photo or artwork of your choosing. The price of this workshop includes the materials used to make the frame.

About the Instructor: Tammy Shirley is an expert with over 30 years in custom framing and art restoration, and 8 years in architectural restoration. She opened Scott David Restoration in 2011. Tammy worked in Las Vegas for eight years where she restored many artworks, including original paintings by Dali and Picasso. Tammy has also done a lot of architectural restoration in the Historic Fort Wood District. She is passionate about making something worn look untouched, and loves painting and drawing.

Payment and Registration: Payment required in advance. Early bird: $100 until October 16. $110 until October 22 at 4 PM.

What you'll need: Something to take notes with, close-toed shoes, clothes you don’t mind working in, and a signed liability waiver to be emailed to you.

Location: 1140 Latta St. Chattanooga, TN 37406

Cancellation Policy: We prefer at least a 36-hour notice if a participant is unable to attend. However, we do understand that this is not always possible. Participants who are unable to attend can receive credit equal to the amount of the workshop they were going to attend, to be used within 6 months. Please let us know if you cannot attend a workshop by contacting Bea at 423-240-4420 or

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