400 Euclid Avenue - The Lundy Center
Helena, MT 59601 | 406.442.2760
qcity.framing.art@gmail.com
OPEN Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday closed

About Us

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!

Queen City Framing & Art Supplies - Arts & Crafts

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:

Products

  • Drawing Pencils & Markers
  • Oils/Acrylics/Watercolors
  • Stretched Canvas & Canvas Boards
  • Painting Easels
  • Artists’ Brushes
  • Sketch Books
  • Painting & Drawing papers
  • Art Instruction Books
  • Golden Fluid Acrylics
  • And More!

Services

  • Design Consulting
  • Custom Framing
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Dry Mounting
  • Shrink-Wrapping
  • Mat Cutting
  • Art Classes
  • Calligraphy
  • And More!

Please check out our Facebook page for photos of finished projects, current specials and upcoming classes!

Project Gallery

Sports Shadowbox Framing
Artwork framing
Document Framing
Artwork Framing
military shadowbox framing
Document Framing
Currency Framing
Artwork Framing
Artwork Framing
Artwork Framing
sample framing
Unique Framing
Award Framing
Artwork Framing
Artwork framing
Artwork Framing
Artwork Framing
Artwork Framing

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!

June Artist of the Month

 

Colleen Rogan

Reception June 14th 5pm-7pm

Park Lake - Diane White
To me, art is a faith journey, a meditation, an expression. Over time I’ve learned to approach the process with an open mind, letting the paint take the lead, without anxiety about the end result. Since my working world is necessarily constricted by rules and regulations, when I paint I lean towards a freestyle experience that expands my world with unseen possibilities. I head down the road and see where it takes me!

I have been creating art for most of my adult life as a way to learn, grow and explore. My mediums are varied, including graphite, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and whatever my next interest might entail. I have shown my work in Montana, Maryland, and Virginia. Being back in my home state of Montana, there are endless inspirations ready to transform into artistic expression.

Summer Classes

Urban Sketching – Downtown

Sketching tips & tricks for drawing ‘in the moment’ on site

Saturday, June 22
10am -1pm

$25

Come join us downtown and learn some tips and tricks for Urban Sketching! We will learn how to decide what to draw and how to capture details when things keep moving. Using a variety of drawing mediums, we will work our way to creating sketches that capture Helena and the downtown environment on a summer’s day. This style of drawing is excellent for traveling or working outside of the house or studio! 

Materials Needed: 10% discount for the class! Pencil – at least one H and one B, Sketchbook – such as Multi-Media Bee or Nature Sketch, Travel Watercolors (pan), travel water brush, one Micron Pigma Pen. Something to hold all you stuff for walking plus sunscreen, water bottle, snack etc.

 

Optional Materials: Watercolor pencils or markers, sketch-n-wash pencil, colored pencils.

Register Now! 6 to 15 people per class!

Nature Sketching – Spring Meadow Lake

Sketching tips & tricks for drawing ‘in the moment’ on site

Saturday, June 22
10am -1pm

$25

Come join us downtown and learn some tips and tricks for Urban Sketching! We will learn how to decide what to draw and how to capture details when things keep moving. Using a variety of drawing mediums, we will work our way to creating sketches that capture Helena and the downtown environment on a summer’s day. This style of drawing is excellent for traveling or working outside of the house or studio!

Materials Needed: 10% discount for the class! Pencil – at least one H and one B, Sketchbook – such as Multi-Media Bee or Nature Sketch, Travel Watercolors (pan), travel water brush, one Micron Pigma Pen. Something to hold all you stuff for walking plus sunscreen, water bottle, snack etc.

 

Optional Materials: Watercolor pencils or markers, sketch-n-wash pencil, colored pencils.

Register Now! 6 to 15 people per class!

Bottles
Brushes
paint-brushes
color-palettes
arches
acrylics
Impulse
Corner Frames

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