Framing Educators

Mark Higgins - Start-Up in Framing

Learn from a skilled picture framer from the comfort of your own home. Mark's online course includes a total beginner's package, with enough materials to complete your first six frames. There will be plenty left over for practising your techniques. Visit

Alan Carlisle - Custom Frames

For 30 years Custom Frames Ltd has offered framing solutions to the general public, Corporate and Trade as well as well known public galleries and museums. We have a wealth of knowledge built up over the years and are happy to share this with you through our one day training courses in our 4,000 square foot commercial workshop. They range from a half day introduction course to an advanced courses and for those wishing to make picture framing a careers an advance and business module is available. Visit

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Atkin Framers

Atkin Framers have been helping new and established framers for the last 25 yrs. All aspects of our exciting profession is explained, discussed and practiced in our workshops which is crammed with the most up to date framing equipment. We have developed long standing contacts with all the major framing suppliers not the least of which is LION Picture supplies having had a close working relationship with them since they opened in the mid 1970’s.

Located in Livingston, West Lothian just off the M8 motorway, close to Livingston North railway station and Edinburgh International airport we are ideally situated for UK and International enquirers to attend our courses. We are accessible by email, mobile phone or our web site, please do not hesitate to be in touch whatever your interest in learning the art of picture framing. / email / call 07821 918 476.

We Can Help

At LION we have over forty years’ experience of framing and wall décor. Our Area Sales Managers are all experienced framers, and several members of our Customer Service Team hold the Fine Art Trade Guild’s ‘GCF’ qualification.

• Starting a new framing business? We can help you choose the right equipment and offer advice on how to set up your workshop.

• Want to grow your framing business and make it more efficient? We can show you how to do this with air-operated / automated cutting and joining equipment.

• Interested in adding framing as an additional revenue stream to your print business? We can help with frames and hanging methods for canvases and printed panels such as ChromaLuxe.

Our Showroom

If you’d like to browse our moulding range, view any equipment, or even ‘try before you buy’ let us know and we’ll accompany you in our showroom.

For technical support of all kinds call us on +44(0)121 773 1230 or