Much like a butterfly collection or a loose transdimensional tesseract, a family portrait is best kept secured behind a protective pane of glass. Entrap a memory with today's Groupon: for $39, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Framing Dames in Scarborough.
Equipped with a degree in the Fine Arts, Framing Dames owner Catherine Hawthorn outfits her customers' artwork, memorabilia, and keepsakes in protective and stylish frames. After scouring the frame and matte options, patrons can enclose two-dimensional masterpieces or napkins commemorating their first taste of nachos in acid-free materials designed for museum-quality protection (starting at $89.95 with wood frame, matte and glass). Personalized framing for sports jerseys (starting at $325 for wood frame, matte, and glass) readies athletic memories to grace living room walls. The preservation pros also update already framed items to match a home's current aesthetics and decor. Though not included with today's Groupon, visitors to the shop can scan a gallery of local artwork or sign up for art classes to craft custom creations worthy of hanging on any art museum's refrigerator. Framing Dames has also raised funds for charities such as Doctors Without Borders.
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.
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