Queen City Framing & Art Supplies was opened in the fall of 2016 in Helena, Montana by Deb Parsons and Martha Johnson. They loved assisting you as the former Art Department and Frame Shop managers of Helena’s iconic Ben Franklin Crafts and when it closed, they were urged to continue providing the quality services and supplies their customers looked for.
Martha has over 15 years of framing experience and training in the various methods of mounting prints, paintings, and photos as well as unique delicate items and 3-dimensional objects. Deb has a degree in graphic design, is a former business owner and a published artist and calligrapher who often teaches classes. She can answer questions about all the art mediums and supplies they carry and make thoughtful suggestions.
Deb, Martha, and their staff have the tools and knowledge to help you fulfill your artistic vision with expert advice, individualized customer service and affordable quality!
Products & Services
Our store offers a variety of different products and services for all your artistic needs and endeavors. Be sure to ask our staff for advice and suggestions on which product would be the best fit for you. Here is just a sample of the some of the products and services we offer:
- Drawing Pencils & Markers
- Stretched Canvas & Canvas Boards
- Painting Easels
- Artists’ Brushes
- Sketch Books
- Painting & Drawing papers
- Art Instruction Books
- Golden Fluid Acrylics
- And More!
- Design Consulting
- Custom Framing
- Shadow Boxes
- Dry Mounting
- Mat Cutting
- Art Classes
- And More!
Create an Heirloom
If you are concerned about protecting and preserving your family treasures, consider having them framed. We will provide you with ideas for how to best present each item and we will use all the best materials and techniques to help preserve them. We have experience framing all kinds of treasures. Stop by to see some examples in our store. Whether you already know what you want to have framed or are looking for ideas, we are here to help. And wouldn’t it make a great Mother’s or Father’s Day gift!
Events & Classes
October 14 & 17 5:30pm-7:30pm 4HRS $35
You will learn about the various types of pencils and drawing mediums! You will be directed through a series of exercises involving line quality, shading, and form. Learn how to practice drawing what you see! Discount on Materials in store.
Mixed Media Art
Mondays – November 4, 11, 18 5:30pm-7:30pm 6HRS $70
Learn how to involve multiple medias, from paint to ink to fabric, into both abstract and representational pieces. We will look at how mediums can work together and will strive to complete 2 different pieces! Feel free to bring any mediums you want to work with (only exceptions are oil and resin.) Some materials supplied, a discount in store on others and please bring photos, fabric, magazines, buttons and random bits to include in your finished piece.