Free Programming for PPFA Chapters 2009-2010

Prestige Framing Academy, LLC, a world leader in picture framing and retail training and development, is proud to offer programs for vendors, distributors, and PPFA and other organizations.  Listed below you will find many courses that can be taught at your location anywhere in the world.  From business and retail lectures and keynote speeches to hands-on framing skills classes, there is something that will appeal to everyone.

On Sunday evening March 1,2009 at the Chapter Leaders Conference at PPFA09, Stuart Altschuler, CPF®, GCF, new elected PPFA National Board member, announced that he is available to provide programming for any PPFA chapter at no charge. This generous offer was well received by all. If you are a Chapter Leader and are interested you may

  • Design Role Play- in this presentation audience members volunteer to role play the frame design process. We'll have things to frame or you can bring your own difficult project to use in the role play. Participants will play both customer and framer as we recreate real-life situations. Attendees learn how to deal with difficult customers and difficult pieces. Thinking fast on your feet to overcome difficulties working with customers makes each of us better framers and salespeople.

  • Improving Your Internet Presence- in this presentation, based on the popular series of articles in Decor Magazine you will learn how little things can dramatically improve the effectiveness of your website. We talk about how the web works today and how to make the most of it for your store, whether you are a small owner operated business or a larger shop. Brave volunteers can have their sites critiqued, with helpful comments on how to easily improve results. Unless you have the perfect site (who does?) you will learn something from this presentation.

  • Shadow Box Pan Mats- this hands-on class teaches participants to make sloped sided depth mats for use in object box framing. Limited materials are needed and no special equipment is necessary. The only tools that are required are x-acto knives, framers' tape, and a single sheet of mat board. This class runs 2½ hours and needs sufficient table space for each student.

Contact us to make arrangements. This generous offer, funded enitrely by Prestige Framing Academy, LLC, is without restriction except that you may use it only once. Altschuler is also a PPFA accredited judge and will be available to judge your print competition as well.

Many promotional tools are available on line after you have booked. A biography of the educator, Stuart M. Altschuler, CPF®, GCF is available in several formats.  Descriptions of classes are available and other promtional materials can be arranged. Altschuler is available for radio or television interviews to support your event.

Stuart Altschuler is an accredited judge and is available to judge competitions while presenting programming at your event.

For more information or to schedule a date call (617) 285-0855 or email

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