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Gilding with Gold workshop

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Learn the art of Gilding with Ceramic Artist Rachel Murphy. Rachel has been gilding in gold for about 17 years. With a Bachelor of Design and work in prominent galleries throughout NZ, Rachel is passionate about her work and loves the process of gilding.

You will learn initially how to Gild with imitation Gold Leaf, which will be applied to paper, and then move on to the application of real 24 Karat Gold Leaf to your object.

A gilding process handout will be provided, as well an email will be sent prior to the workshop which outlines items that can be gilded.

The effect of gold leaf on objects is quite spectacular and creates a luxury feel, which has been used to beautify architecture, furniture, objects and paintings for centuries.

Included in the cost of the course are the following materials:

  • Booklet of 5 sheets of 24 Karat Gold leaf

  • Booklet of 25 sheets of imitation Gold leaf

  • Brushes

  • Size (gilding glue)

Additional 24 Karat Gold leaf can be bought on the day.

Bookings available via Events Pronto from 8am April 3rd.

Course fees: $85 (member), $95 (non-member)

Earlier Event: May 11
Box Gallery Opening
Later Event: May 28
ASP Annual Student Exhibition