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

Creativa Montpellier 2018

Quelques photos des ateliers "cadres en carton".


A few pictures of the "cardboard frame" workshops.


La baguette au service du sujet

Effet écrasé pour cette baguette en carton autour de " Crushed ", photo d'une canette écrasée de Michael Kraus. Le sujet est cerné d'un biseau anglais à rebord avec dépassants supérieur et inférieur.




Crushed effect for this cardboard frame surrounding Michael Kraus's "Crushed" photograph of a Coke can. The picture is surrounded by an English bevel with a lip and two red filets.




Voeux 2018

Creativa Montpellier 2018

Inscrivez-vous aux ateliers baguettes en carton qui auront lieu sur le salon Creativa Montpellier les 18 et 19 janvier 2018 pour avoir un aperçu des nombreuses possibilités que vous offre cette matière.


Au plaisir de vous y rencontrer !


Join us for a workshop organized at the Creativa Montpellier trade show on January 18th and 19th 2018 and discover the possibilities of creating your own frame out of cardboard.


It will be a pleasure to meet you!



Je vous remercie chaleureusement cette année encore pour votre visite sur mon stand au salon Créations et Savoir Faire.


Je vous invite à visionner le diaporama de la construction du trumeau qui faisait partie du décor du stand et pour lequel j’ai eu de nombreux compliments.





Ci-joint aussi le flyer concernant les stages de baguettes en carton de 2 jours prévus en région parisienne au mois de février 2018. Pour vous inscrire veuillez télécharger le bulletin d’adhésion et envoyer votre règlement aux AGF16è en précisant les dates de stage que vous aurez choisis. Je me fais une joie de démystifier les techniques relatives à l’activité. Ces stages ne nécessitent aucun matériel hormis un cutter, un crayon, un réglet et un gabarit d’angle.





I would once again like to thank you for visiting my booth on the Créations and Savoir Faire trade show.


Please feel free to watch the slide show of the making of the mirror which was part of the décor of my booth for which I received many compliments.


Herewith the flyer offering three framing workshops to be held in Paris in February 2018. If you wish to attend please download the subscription form and send your payment to the AGF16è précising the dates that interest you. I will gladly demystify the techniques regarding this hobby. You only need to bring a ruler, a cutter and a pencil.


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