Mike Meyer leads this introductory workshop, covering the basic techniques required to work with gold leaf for lettering and sign work. Working on both flat panels, and in reverse on glass, you’ll be guided through the steps required to achieve a variety of different finishes, and techniques that can compliment your gilding. Input will be provided 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 (see Hand Lettering Workshops). 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.
This workshop fee of €750 includes VAT, all gold, equipment, and basic refreshments. A discount is available if this workshop is booked alongside the hand lettering class 6-9 September. Get in touch for details.
Bookings are subject to our usual terms. If you are registered for VAT in the EU then please email [email protected] with your business name, address, phone number and full VAT number to pay by invoice and have the tax removed.
Thank you to Scriptorium Berlin for hosting this workshop.