Lessons, workshops and training for mat work and cardboard frames, artistic activity

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I started teaching artistic mat work in 2006, near Nîmes in the Gard region. At first in a store, and since 2009 in my own workshop where comfort and hospitality thrive in a bucolic setting with olive trees and Mediterranean pines. The fauna is also represented by a few cats (and hedgehogs at night!) that live in the garden where they bask... 


My passion for framing naturally led me to creating cardboard frames at the request of my students wishing to complete their mat work with a home made frame. This activity offers a more varied and creative alternative to a classic wooden frame. 


What an adventure! Everything had to be invented: cutting techniques, the decorations, friezes and assembly methods, the choice and the endless variety of models and styles, the learning and development of coatings, paints and color... 


This unique discipline has now become my specialty, it is slowly gaining the interest of framing teachers conquered by its potential and convinced of its complementarity to their lessons. Idées de Cadres, a french framing magazine, published three special editions on the subject allowing a wider dissemination of this new creative hobby.


I invite you to go through the pages of my website to give you a bit of insight on what we do at the workshop, and on the lessons, workshops and training I propose not only for mat work but also for cardboard frames. Feel free to contact me, I'd be happy to enlighten you in more detail on my techniques and offers and I hope to welcome you in my workshop to share my passion. 


Happy reading!


Patricia Alexandre

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