2-Day Gilding Workshop with Artist Alan Shuptrine / “Introduction to Water Gilding with Gold Leaf”
August 9-10, 2024, 9:00 am –4:00 pm
Come to a once in a lifetime workshop with master craftsman and nationally acclaimed artist Alan Shuptrine! Shuptrine is known for his master craftsmanship in fine framing, carving, graffito designs, and gilding with gold leaf. The lost art of water gilding is an ancient technique, perfected over thousands of years. Learn the historical background of this lost art of water gilding and discuss the art of the frame by taking a tour through the museum’s collection and viewing frames on display. Then head to the classroom and learn water gilding with 22 Kt. genuine gold leaf. The application of gold leaf will be covered in depth, and students will practice their skills of laying leaf, as well as techniques of burnishing, patination, and graffito etching into the gilded surface. At the end of the class, students will leave with their own gilded treasure. No experience necessary. All supplies included.
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 8 students
FEE: $375.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 for not-yet-members
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