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Mike Meyer leads this introductory workshop, which offers a chance to expand your skills by introducing the basics of gold leaf gilding for lettering and signs. Working on a number of parallel projects you’ll be exposed to techniques for gilding on glass and flat surfaces, with everything at a basic level to keep it simple and get you going with gold. You’ll be creating matt and shiny effects on glass, and experimenting with different burnishing techniques while receiving input on materials, preparation (including cleaning glass), making size, laying gold, burnishing, and backing up.
The workshop is designed for those new to gilding, or with a little previous experience working with gold leaf. You should have some basic signwriting brush skills already as these will not be taught. The class size will be kept small to allow plenty of individual support, and all participants will take away their work on pre-designed panels and glass pieces.
The workshop fee of $895 includes a basic starter kit* and everything else you need to complete the workshop projects. Additional books of gold and other supplies will be available to purchase during the workshop hours.
Thank you to Sepp Leaf for hosting this workshop.
*Starter kit from Sepp Leaf, worth $250, includes:
- 3 x books of 23ct Manetti Italian gold leaf (two loose, one transfer)
- Gilders tip
- Gilders mop
- Gilders pad
- Gilders knife