This workshop will introduce the basic techniques used in creating painted and gilded lettering. Working on two projects across three days, Anne McDonald and Liane Barker will guide participants through the creation of a pre-designed glass piece and a custom wooden panel.
The glass piece will allow the development of a variety of skills including water gilding, screen printing, creating matt centres, and using variegated leaf and abalone shell to create a variety of effects. Each day will see the project develop a little further, while the wooden panel is being worked on in parallel.
The custom wooden panel will begin with setting out and painting block letters, building both letter construction skills and signwriting techniques. As the workshop progresses the design will be transferred to a wooden panel which will then be embellished with (surface) gold leaf gilding and effects created with paint to give a three-dimensional appearance to the final piece.
Each project will be hands-on with expert personal guidance from both Anne and Liane. Following the workshop participants can take their finished creations home.
The workshop fee of $895 includes all the essential materials required to complete the projects, and basic refreshments across each day. Depending on usage, extra books of gold may need to be purchased. Gilding kits and materials will be available for sale.
Thank you to The Mustard Seed for hosting this workshop.