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Frameworks Berlin makes an absolutely one-of-a-kind frame at a highly professional level. All frames are hand made from colorful and unique recycled wood found in Germany. Frames from new wood are also hand made, in order to cover all desired framing styles for our customers. You will receive knowledgeable advice and together select wood, paper, mattboard, and glass for your most favorite piece of art.

We aren’t just artists, we are highly skilled professional picture framers, experienced with the highest standards of preservation, and working to make a sustainable product that has history.


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FAQ about the DIY Picture Framing Workshops

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Isn’t Frameworks Losing Business by offering the Workshop?

DIY-Bild-Framing-workshop-berlin-Deutschland-02Many people have asked me if the workshops are counterintuitive, if I am making my own competition. And I have to say, the answer for me is an absolut No! People have many hobbies, and adding the knowledge of picture framing to those skills, doesn’t mean that Frameworks and all other picture framing businesses, whether specialising in antique, contemporary or modern wooden picture frames, will suddenly go out of business. The picture framing workshops bring such engagement and joy to the classic model of a framing store. The Workshop brings people into the process, it exposes them to knew knowledge, it allows them access to something that was arguably said to be very difficult. Frameworks is working on new business models, which include sustainability, recycling, fair employment, and open-source information. The satisfaction people experience when they are done with the course, the comments of “I thought I couldn’t do it” and then holding up their own personal picture frame—well as the saying goes, that is priceless.

Am I a good candidate for the workshop? 

DIY-Bild-Framing-workshop-berlin-Deutschland-03YES! To date, the workshop has had participants both male and female as young as 18 and as old as 65. We have had daughters bring mothers, sons bring both parents, gift givers, sisters, friends, partners who make a frame together or make two frames separately, and have had a private workshops for a large family. We also want to offer birthday parties for younger kids, office events for team building, community integration with the local schools. So yes, everyone is welcome.

I bought a really expensive piece of art. How should I frame it?

DIY-Bild-Framing-workshop-berlin-Deutschland-04Conclusively, I will say this: Like all professions, really really good framing technique takes knowledge, skill, and time. For your expensive hand made first addition vintage Berlin artist print or photograph, I would highly recommend commissioning Frameworks to professionally make the frame and mount the art—but for all other things hobby, why not Do It Yourself?

Where did you get the idea from?

DIY-Bild-Framing-workshop-berlin-Deutschland-05During my studies, I happened to live across the street from a DIY picture framing store in Boston, Massachusetts. I had a photograph that I had bought, and like any student, couldn’t afford to frame it properly. But at Brookline Frames, I was able to do my own framing at a fraction of the price. I was in love with the idea, and greatly appreciated the opportunity. So a special thanks to Brookline Frames for changing the course of my professional life!

Can I come back to your workshop and use your tools?

DIY-Bild-Framing-workshop-berlin-Deutschland-06Yes! Once you have taken the workshop, you are more then welcomed to return to Frameworks Studios at any time (with notice per email please) and use our space to build your own picture frame! The needed material you can buy directly from us, and the rest you will already know. Prices for glass, paper, and moulding are reduced for the workshop user. Send an email for a price quote or more information: info@frameworksberlin.com



What Language is the the course and when?

Every month Frameworks offers two courses, one in German and one in English.

The course dates for the upcoming 6 months are as follows:

21. February – English
28. February – German
21. March – German
28. March – English
18. April – English
25.. April – German
23. May – English
30. May – German
13. June – English
20. June – German

How Much Does it Cost?


What do the costs include?

  • Your very own hand made custom picture frame
  • Introduction to the basic principles of picture framing during a 3-4 hour course
  • The most relevant elements of an image and consequently the custom picture frame
  • Full access to Frameworks unique upcycled-recycled picture frame moulding
  • Professional mounting tactics, so that you do not damage your print
  • Cutting glass and backboard
  • How to cut and join moulding to create a frame
  • Some options for painting, staining, or finishing the frame
  • Frame assembly
  • Sealing and hanging methods

How do I sign up?

Sign up and pay directly via the Frameworks Website:


The course date I want is full (or Paypal isn’t working)?

Just send us an email. We will put you on the waiting list in the case of a cancelation. If Paypal isn’t working, we will manually sign you up!


Since we know how expensive a custom or vintage picture frame is, and because we are inspired by the idea of open information—Frameworks Berlin has decided to offer monthly a basic framing workshop, during which you get a lot of information in a little time, plus a custom hand made frame made by you.


So come make an absolutely unique frame with professional access to Frameworks Berlin’s Workshop. We offer an introduction to the basic principles of picture framing during a 2-3 hour course, in which we will take you through the process of designing, planing, and making a frame for yourself. We will discuss styles of contemporary wooden picture frames, how to build a frame for paintings versus a frame for photography. Plus you will get full access to Frameworks unique upcycled-recycled picture frames.

Other information you will learn:

  • The most relevant elements of an image and consequently the custom picture frame
  • Professional mounting tactics, so that you do not damage your print
  • Cutting glass and backboard
  • How to cut and join moulding to create a frame
  • Some options for painting, staining, or finishing the frame
  • Frame assembly
  • Sealing and hanging methods

There is NO experience requirement, other than the desire to learn how to frame your own frame. Since the course is small, we are able to meet each participant at their individual level.

The course costs 95 & will be available on the following dates:

October 25th, 2014

November 22nd, 2014

December 14th, 2014 (SUNDAY – in cooperation with Diorama Market)

December 27th, 2014

January 24th, 2015

February 21st, 2015





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