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Copper Leaf Gilding Workshop

Venue: The Image Flow
401 Miller Ave Suite A
Phone: 415-388-3569
Dates: Dec 4th, 2021
Times: Saturday, Sunday
December 4 & 5, 2021

Online: Live via Zoom
Cost: $130
Copper Leaf Gilding Workshop
Do you love the look of gold gilding? What about creating your own gold leaf photography?

Learn how to apply a contemporary variation of the ancient gilding techniques to your photography by using this alternative: copper leaf gilding. Use your own photographs, paper, or mixed media art to experiment with various metal leaf gilding possibilities in this weekend workshop.

Visual artist Solange Roberdeau will demonstrate contemporary gilding and describe the various gold leaf gilding supplies she uses during each Zoom session. Afterward, you can dive right in and experiment with the process.

Solange will provide a material list of the materials necessary for copper leaf gilding, which can be purchased online before the start of the workshop. Basic materials include: copper leaf flakes, a bottle of gilding size, a bottle of fluid acrylic, a calligraphy brush, and some watercolor paper.

You’ll learn how to apply copper leaf sheets, copper leaf flakes, and loose copper pigment to photographs as well as textural, mixed media surfaces. Additionally, you’ll learn tips for incorporating other materials such as thread, fabric, and organic material, and even how to experiment with copper oxide colour to get a green patina on copper!

At the end of the online workshop, you’ll have made samples of your own for future use that show each step of the technique. And of course your own gilded pieces of artwork!