Silver + Gold Gilding Workshop

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Silver + Gold Gilding Workshop
August 28, 2014 10:00 am
$60 members, $75 non-members
Asheville Art Museum
2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

Silver and Gold Gilding Demonstration and Workshop with Alan Shuptrine

East Wing | Studio Classroom

Alan Shuptrine of Shuptrine’s gallery and gilding studio ( in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will provide a hands-on demonstration on the centuries-old method of water gilding. He will discuss the details of Old World gilding methods and how these methods are applied in the restoration and conservation of historical items. A digital presentation will be shown, followed by a demonstration of actual water gilding, sgraffito designs, agate burnishing and patination of the finish. He will also provide examples of different gilded and restored finishes on corner samples, frames and other gilded objects. Participants will be able to experiment with the techniques and create their own small gilded silver objects to take home with them. All materials and snacks are included in the cost.

Advance registration is required. Reservation deadline is Friday, August 22. Please contact the Museum for reservations at 828.253.3227 or you may purchase tickets online: