The four-day intensive water gilding workshops are designed to teach the basics of the traditional water gilding technique with 22 karat gold leaf on wooden board, prepared with traditional gesso and bole and using the ancient techniques as employed since the Middle Ages in Europe.
Include full access to Water Gilding Companion Course videos.
$800.00 + GST for new students and $480.00 +GST for existing past students. Paid prior to starting.
The cost for an individual private workshop would be $ 1120.00 + GST held in my studio. (Burnaby, B.C.)
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA
WORKSHOP DATES TIMES:
From 10:00 am to 4:00 am with a break for lunch and periodic coffee, tea and cookie breaks throughout the day. (Please bring your own lunch).
Dates to be announced once we have 4 people to max of 8.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN DURING THE COURSE:
-Preparation of the wood surface
– Laying and gluing of linen
– Preparation and application of Gesso
– Elaboration and application of Armenian Bole
– All Formulas
– Types of gold leaf
– Gold leaf burnishing and matte gold
– Drawing transfer and incision on gesso
– Relief work: Pastiglia
– Sgraffito and brushstrokes
– Tooling (incising)
– Other decorative methods: precious stones and enamels
– Protective varnish
– Care of your tools and materials
ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE WORKSHOP
WHAT TOOLS ARE SUPPLIED BUT NOT INCLUDED:
These following tools are also needed for the course and if the student does not currently have them, they will be supplied during the course for the students use during the course.
– A gilder’s pad.
– A gilder’s knife.
– An agate stone burnisher.
– A gilder’s tip.
– A feather brusher.
All students are welcome contact me after the course with questions at no cost.