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Introduction to Gilding
March 16@10:00 am - March 18@3:00 pm$250
This workshop is an introduction to gilding with metal leaf – gold/ imitation gold/
variegated leaf/ copper and aluminum – it’s a materials and methods mini-course instructing in the use of the easier, oil-size method as well as the more complicated, but dazzling, water-gilding. You will learn how to prepare surfaces, make gesso, apply metal leaf, and burnish to illuminate the gold. Traditional formulas and practices will be the foundation of our contemporary application. A weekend of great fun and skill-building.
Registration fee includes a basic kit for the workshop, which includes some basic metal leaf. Gold leaf will be available to purchase by the sheet during class.
INTRODUCTION TO GILDING
with Kris Engman
March 16 – 18
Saturday – Monday, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: In her work, Kris Engman explores various subjects, materials and genres as a painter of the Maine landscape. Most recently, she has exhibited at the Arden Gallery in Boston, the Schmidtberger Fine Arts Gallery in Pennsylvania, The Geras Tousignant Gallery in San Francisco and the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth. Kris received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA from the Maine College of Art. Although Engman’s artistic focus was as a sculptor for twenty-five years, for more than 15 years, she has painted the Maine landscape and worked from, what she defines as, ‘the ‘simplest of still lifes’. From her Belfast studio, she teaches workshops in collaboration with Waterfall Arts in Color Theory at all levels and Basic Drawing.