“I feel confident to tackle projects on my own and feel incredibly inspired.” – Sign Painter, MN, USA
This 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 on glass, one on aluminium) across the three days, all of which can be taken away afterwards.
Instructor Anne McDonald will guide 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;
- Surface gilding on timber.
For a more detailed breakdown of the workshop content, read this blog post from past participant Pascale Arpin, and keep in touch with updates via the dedicated Facebook event.
The workshop fee of £950 includes VAT, lunch, refreshments, and the use of all equipment and materials*. A 10% discount on the fee is available for past Better Letters workshop participants, please email [email protected] to receive a coupon code.
*Patent 23k gold and one book of 23k loose leaf gold will be provided. Depending on usage, extra books may need to be purchased in order to complete all projects. These, and other tools and materials will be available for purchase.