Midas’s hand – a touch of gold, with Gyounghee Lee
June 2 @ 9:30 am - June 3 @ 4:30 pm
As calligraphers – whether we are a hobbyist or a professional, we all admire and long for glistening gold on a page. There is nothing which will beat real gold to draw attention to a piece of work. In this class we will be making samples for future reference.
There are different ways to put the gold leaf (or metal leaf) on to your paper. Many people are afraid of raised gilding – thinking that it would take skills beyond our capabilities. Well, this is not the case. In this class we will tackle the most traditional way – raised gilding with Gesso. I am sure that most of you are familiar with flat gold, but raised gilding will give you a much more brilliant shine.
On the first day, we will be covering the historical facts and ingredients of gesso, and we will learn how to apply gesso to our papers. There are a few tips and tricks for a successful result – and we will learn all of those tricks. Walt Disney once said ‘There is no magic in magic. It is all in the details’. So, bring your keen eyes and lots of patience….
On the second day, we learn about the gold, and how to apply it. We will be finishing off the small sample pages for future reference. Of course, we are not making Masterpieces in two days; however, I will teach you strong basic skills. With some practice following this class, you will be much more confident in using the techniques for raised gold, allowing you to enhance your work.
Morning and afternoon teas provided – please bring your own lunch.
Fees: for the 2 days $130 total for Members, $150 total for Non-Members
If you would like to attend this class, please contact us, via our contact page before May 1st. We will need to order some materials from Overseas.