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 €599 includes VAT, all gold, equipment, lunch and basic refreshments. If you are registered for VAT in the EU then please email Amsterdam Signpainters with your business name, address, phone number and full VAT number to pay by invoice and have the tax removed.
Thank you to Amsterdam Signpainters for hosting this workshop.