In this course, you'll prepare several paintings for hanging and, crucially, learn how to avoid damaging frames and canvases. You will be shown how to use a range of hanging systems, be guided through the maths of spacing and measuring up, familiarise yourself with filling in forms including loan agreements and condition and facilities reports.
Expect to handle, hang and install using a variety of tools and fixing methods.
You'll know how to avoid causing damage to canvases and be aware of the correct procedures for packing, moving and installing art works.
Who should attend
Those working in museums and galleries, including front-of-house staff who are often asked to help with art handling and installation. It'll also appeal to artists and students exploring an area of interest.
Clear, easy to understand lessons:
Experience life on campus
A certificate of completion:
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notepad and pen
Medium phillips screwdriver
Two pieces of 2D or 3D artwork (drawing, photograph, sculpture etc)
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.
Join Art Handling and Installation and we'll take you through the dos and don'ts of packing, moving and installing art, and get you crating works yourself. You will leave the course with the confidence and skills to hang a small exhibition.