November 6, 7, 8, 2009
Washington State Convention Center
An Introduction to Traditional Water Gilding
This popular intensive workshop has been expanded to a 3-day course of study, introducing the student to the traditional method of water gilding. Students are guided through each of the steps including preparation of gesso and clay bole grounds, laying of genuine 23k gold leaf, burnishing, and toning. The oil gilding method will also be discussed as well as an overview of patination principles.
Handouts, including recipes, a bibliography of educational materials, and a supplier list will be provided. Each student will gild his or her own picture frame to take home. Traditional water gilding is designed for use on wood and may be used for such objects as frames, furniture, and architectural elements.
Workshop Fee: $650.00: includes a book of 23k gold leaf, materials, use of all gilding tools, a frame to gild and take home, and entrance to the nearby Seattle Art Museum for the class trip to view the Italian gilded frame collection
Register Early - Space is limited to 12 students per Session.