BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY: The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is offering a new workshop, Matting & Framing Artwork 101, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This class is perfect for those interested in learning how to properly and creatively mat and frame your own artwork without spending a fortune. Indian Lake artist Al Pouch will teach you how to cut a mat, assemble, and finish a pre-made frame using archival material. Pouch, a photographer and graphic artist, has been framing his own art, as well as artwork for colleges, professional offices, retail establishments, and lodging accommodations, for more than 30 years.

Bring your own piece of flat artwork to be matted, no larger than 12 x 16 inches. You will be provided with material to make a hinge mat, backing material, and hanging hardware for a frame. You may elect to bring your own frame to the class as well. To determine the appropriate-size frame you will need, please use the following guidelines for per-made frames:

Artwork Size
Mat/Frame Size
4″ x 6″
8″ x 10″
5″ x 7″
9″ x 12″ or 11″ x 14″
8″ x 10″
12″ x 16, 14″ x 18″ or 16″ x 20″
11″ x 14″
16″ x 20″
12″ x 16″
16″ x 20″

Pouch will also discuss the various resources available for obtaining material and equipment for different techniques for matting and framing. The fee for the class is $20 for Arts Center members and $30 for non-members. Class size is limited to 12, so reserve your space early at or by calling 518-352-7715.