Opening of registrations for the Gilding Techniques course (UFCD 5624)
Registrations are open for the Short Courses (UFCD) 5624 – Gilding Technician.
. Techniques with water-based sizes: Oil, acrylic, bole on metal, wood, plaster, glass, paper, etc.
. Types of Leaf: Gold, silver, copper, imitation, free and tracing, colouration and carats, manual and industrial manufacturing, changes and durability
. Function of Materials: Binder, solvent, inert
. Preparation of supports with natural or acrylic products: Brush application of acrylic or oil-based sizes | Sequential brush application of leaf on flat or discontinuous surfaces
. Protection of metallic surfaces with water and alcohol-based varnishes
. Bole technique: Support preparation with natural products (grey background, white background, Armenian bole) | Tools (cushion, palette, gilders brush, knife, burnishers) | Cutting leaf on the cushion | Bole activators (alcohol and water-based with animal glue) | Application of leaf with gilding palette and gilders brush | Function of the burnishers | Protection of surfaces (acrylic and alcohol-based varnishes).
Objectives: To characterise gilding as a decorative painting technique; To use colour to enhance the surface to be gilded with gold leaf; To apply sizes and identify the appropriate waiting time for applying the gold leaf; To isolate metallised surfaces with appropriate products; To execute the preparation process with natural products; To handle and apply gold leaf with appropriate instruments and materials; To burnish the bole and leaf after application; To document the work completed.
More details can be found HERE.
The course will only go ahead if there are at least 10 participants and is planned to take place from 02/03/2020 to 06/04/2020, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm.
The cost of this UFCD is €400.00.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or on 21 881 46 00.