Introduction to Water Gilding Course
At the studio of Sarah Pringle
Early winter 2018
Water Gilding: Foundation Study, Introduction to Traditional Materials & Techniques
This is an introductory level course suitable for those interested in learning the basic skills needed to work with traditional water gilding methods. You will receive five days of hands-on instruction in the practice of traditional water gilding, with the emphasis on practical techniques for surface preparation and the handling of loose leaf for panel and/or furniture gilding.
Materials, tools and equipment will be defined and their importance explained. Techniques in surface preparation using gesso and clay bole as the foundation for gilding will be taught step-by-step. Handling and applying gold and semi-precious leaf will be demonstrated so that you can become relaxed and confident when doing the application yourself. You will have the opportunity to prepare and gild a variety of panels and a mock up chair rail. Materials, supply and resource lists, recipes, a bibliography and supplemental material will be provided.
Beginner. Given the detail oriented nature of water gilding some experience in hand/eye skills with brushes and an appreciation for technique and process is helpful.
Late January or anytime in February ; Five (5) day course (additional sixth day optional)
I’ve been asked by an interested prospective student to teach this introductory course. They have flexibility with when the course would happen. Those considering taking the course would have the opportunity to give input as to which week will be chosen.
Class Size: 3 – 4
Instructor: Sarah Pringle
Workshop Location: One Cottage Street, Fourth Floor #42, Easthampton, MA
To make an inquiry about this course please go to http://cinchonline.com/courses/workshops/