Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or carried away by picture-thieving magpies can't be beheld. Increase art visibility with today’s Groupon to The Framing Dames in Scarborough. Choose between two options:
- For $40, you get $100 worth of custom framing.
- For $80, you get an enhanced photo (a $250 value).
Helmed by fine artist Catherine Hawthorn, The Framing Dames is a custom framery so dedicated to artwork looking its best that it hosts art classes, supplies, and a gallery of local artists in the store. Custom framing allows art owners to swap out aging frames with up-to-date models in order to coordinate with current decor, colour schemes, or new spouses (starting at $89.95 for a 16"x20" frame). Hawthorn uses only acid-free framing products to ensure the artwork or photo lives out the rest of its days in a museum-quality environment. The Framing Dames can also take beloved or dream-haunting photos (16”x20” maximum size) and transfer them to canvases, then enhancing them for that strikingly smudged look.
Touting a degree in Fine Arts, Framing Dames owner Catherine Hawthorn helms art classes and assists her customers in tastefully preserving their work and memorabilia with custom framing. Adults and kids aged 6–13 can learn how to draw, paint, and sculpt in a variety of classes and workshops, then hone their creative skills at home through a wide selection of art supplies available for purchase. On the framing side of the shop, the crew encloses two-dimensional masterpieces or napkins commemorating a first taste of nachos in acid-free materials designed for museum-quality protection. Three-dimensional objects, such as jerseys, can also be preserved by framing with matte and glass. In support of her community and charities, Catherine keeps a gallery dedicated to local artists and works to raise funds for organizations such as Doctors Without Borders. She shows off her skills and shares her vast knowledge in her webinar series.
362 Old Kingston Rd.
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1E8