Contemporary Gilding online workshop

$ 85.00

March 6th, 2021 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Solange Roberdeau
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 6th, 2021 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: March 7th, 2021 12:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2

This is a two-session online workshop: Saturday and Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2021.

Using a contemporary version of gilding, the process of applying paper-thin sheets of metal to a surface, workshop participants will learn how to add metal to paper, wood and stone in their own shapes and patterns. Over the course of two 2-hour sessions, Solange will walk participants through the nuances of this technique from how to effectively prepare a variety of material surfaces and apply metal leaf as a compositional element. 

Registration will close on February 26 to allow time for materials to be ordered/delivered.

Materials to Bring: 

The following four items are contained in a kit available from our friends at Arch Supplies, or independently from most art supply stores. Please purchase ASAP to ensure materials will arrive before class.
-1 ounce bottle red oxide fluid acrylic paint
-1 bottle of gilding size 
-1 bottle of gilding sealant
-1 packet of copper or composition gold leaf 

-a small hake or other soft brush
-a pair of soft cotton gloves or a piece of soft cotton fabric
-at least 3 different surfaces including a piece of Bristol paper (required). A rock and a piece of wood are recommended; fabric and other surfaces encouraged for experimentation
-3 8x10” sheets of wax paper
-several small calligraphy, acrylic or watercolor brushes of varying sizes
-a pencil
-a hair dryer
-a straight edge ruler
-2 cups, 1 for water and 1 for fluid acrylic
-a rag or paper towel

Workshop Fee: $85

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday :: March 6 & 7, 2021 :: 10am-12pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.


About the Instructor | Solange Roberdeau

Solange Roberdeau is a teaching artist based in Northern California. She uses contemporary gilding in her own studio practice and has taught this technique locally in the Bay Area and beyond at venues including SFCB, San Francisco CA; Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA; Workshop SF, San Francisco CA; the Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore MD; Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe NM; the Cairo American College, Cairo Egypt. For more information about Solange and her work, please visit her website: www. 

Past Student Reviews:

“Solange was so knowledgeable; myself and the other participants were able to have robust discussions and ask challenging questions about the medium.”

“I loved the way Solange showed us what could be done—what the end result possibilities were before proceeding. The instruction was excellent.”

“Solange is a true master of her craft and an excellent instructor, describing the steps and processes of contemporary gilding with clarity."

$ 85.00
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Online via Zoom
United States