This new workshop will introduce a variety of basic gold leaf techniques for those getting started with gilding, or looking to improve their existing skills. Participants will work on a series of three pieces (two glass, one timber) across the three days, all of which can be taken away afterwards.
Instructors Anne McDonald and Mike Meyer will be guiding participants through the processes used to create a variety of effects using gold leaf, including the following. These will be detailed in a printed fact sheet which can be taken away after the workshop.
- Glass cleaning and preparation;
- Water gilding on glass;
- Creating matte centres on glass;
- Inserting abalone shell;
- Screenprinting for glass work;
- Painting blends;
- Working with variegated gold leaf;
- Using damar varnish;
- Applying vinyl stencil masks;
- Surface gilding on timber.
Mike is hosting the workshop at his sign shop in Mazeppa. The fee of $1,195 includes all equipment, accommodation, airport pickups (where required), lunch and refreshments. The final day (Sunday) will mainly involve finishing up and so it is possible to book return travel for later that day if necessary.