Midas Touch: Water-Based Gilding With Gold Leaf
Join visual artist Julian Peña in playing and manipulating with gold leaf, silver leaf, composite leaf, and other materials using water-based methods in fine art applications. There will be a brief overview of gilding and its uses. The workshop will also be supplemented with visual aides. Like all of my workshops, this will be hands-on!
Each gilder will have canvas strips to use throughout the whole course and some materials will be provided, which will result in individual works of art! There is a $10 material fee included in the price for the demos (we will be using composite leaf, not 24 karat gold leaf, even though the instructor will have several kinds of metal leaf to exhibit). Why not show off the work that came out of the workshop? You can even share with the art community and post your works with the hashtag #MidasTouchGoldLeaf and #thelabatadas (this will put you in the running for a contest to win a free ticket to one of my future classes).
Please feel free to bring a little object or flat surface to try to gild! Like a toy, canvas strip, painting, whatever! Only porous surfaces though (no glass or polished surfaces, even though it can be done). Wear something comfortable and perhaps bring an apron! Accidents may happen.
Julian Peña is a visual artist and studied at the University of Washington School of Art in Seattle, WA. He has earned six scholarships, was voted best artist in South Sound Magazine’s Best of South Sound contest for two consecutive years (2012/2013), participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, produced various art-related events, and commissions. Julian Pena currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.
Instagram & Facebook: @jpenastudio
Doors at 3:30PM // Program begins at 4:00PM
21+ With ID
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