GILDING: 

FROM TRADITIONAL TO MODERN TECHNIQUES


HARVEST CRITTENDEN with KESTREL MONTES

Gilding: From Traditional to Modern Techniques

full year access

 

Unlock the Secrets of Gilding!

Taught by
IAMPETH Master Penmen
Harvest Crittenden
with guest lessons by
Kestrel Montes

LAUNCH DATE TBA

How this will work:

  • This is a prerecorded class.
  • You will have instant access upon registering.
  • Includes closed captioning in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, and Japanese (others upon request).
  • All handouts, links and recordings are found in the course portal.
  • Includes ongoing access to the Student Artboard, our community forum.

Breathe new life into your manuscripts with our comprehensive class dedicated to the art of adding shimmering gold to your creations.

Whether you're a seasoned artist looking to expand your repertoire or a curious beginner eager to learn a timeless craft, this class is perfect for anyone with a love for the shimmering allure of gold.

What you'll learn:

  • The Basics of Gilding: Understand the fundamentals of gilding, including surface preparation, adhesive application, and handling gold leaf.
  • Traditional & Modern Techniques: Explore time-honored methods used by medieval scribes and illuminators to achieve stunning gilded effects while also mastering the contemporary supplies and techniques available today.
  • Advanced Applications: Dive into advanced gilding techniques such as tooling, burnishing, and¬†combining flat and raised gilding¬†dimension to your designs.
  • Troubleshooting: Learn how to troubleshoot common challenges and achieve professional-quality results every time.
  • Procuring and Handling Supplies: Gain insight into selecting and handling the necessary materials and tools for gilding, both traditional and modern.
  • Learning to Make Gesso: Master the art of preparing gesso, the traditional base for applying gold leaf, and understand its role in achieving optimal results.

Gold has long captivated humanity with its timeless allure.

Its brilliance evokes a sense of luxury and prestige, enhancing our artistic masterpieces with its timeless elegance.

For clients, the magnetic appeal of gold infuses their special projects with a profound symbolic significance, elevating them to a realm of distinction and prestige.

 

LESSON MODULES
Over 21 lessons guide you through the technical and creative aspects of Gilding.

Metallic Paints:

  • Gold Paint Recommendations
  • Applying Paint¬†For Best Shimmer
  • Swatch Comparison

Gilding Basics:

  • Metal Leaf Options
  • Order of Creation¬†Process

Flat Gilding: 

  • Flat Gilding Mediums
  • Applying Flat Gilding
  • Swatch Comparison

Shell Gold:

  • Preparing Gold Powder
  • Using Shell Gold

Raised Gilding: 

  • Modern Raised Gilding Mediums
  • Applying Raised Gilding Mediums
  • Kestrel's Application Hack
  • Modern Mediums Swatch Comparison

Gesso Gilding:

  • Applying Gesso
  • Gilding Gesso
  • Specialty Tools for Gesso

Making Gesso: 

  • Gesso Ingredients & Recipe
  • Gesso Making Process

More Methods:

  • Tooling Gold
  • Sealing Leaf

 READY TO UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF GILDING?

 

Led by a skilled master penman with a passion for preserving traditional craftsmanship and a wealth of modern knowledge, you'll learn step-by-step how to apply gold leaf to your manuscripts, transforming them into radiant works of art.

 

Gilding: From Traditional to Modern Techniques

full year access

 

Unlock the Secrets of Gilding!

Taught by
IAMPETH Master Penmen
Harvest Crittenden
with guest lessons by
Kestrel Montes

LAUNCH DATE TBA

How this will work:

  • This is a prerecorded class.
  • You will have instant access upon registering.
  • Includes closed captioning in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, and Japanese (others upon request).
  • All handouts, links and recordings are found in the course portal.
  • Includes ongoing access to the Student Artboard, our community forum.

About Harvest:

IAMPETH Certified Master Penman

One of the few living Certified Master Penman, Harvest Crittenden is the owner of Acorn Arts and Director of the Spencerian Saga.

Highly esteemed in the international calligraphy community, Harvest has almost 50 years experience as a professional artist and instructor. Her client list boasts of numerous universities, museums, sports teams and many important figures such as The Emperor of Japan and President Clinton.

@masterpenman

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LearnCalligraphy.com classes are hosted by Kestrel Montes. Aside from serving her own clients, Kestrel is perhaps better known for creating innovative tools and resources for the calligraphy community. Kestrel's own success as a professional artist paired with her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, gives her a unique skill set to create quality educational opportunities and enhance professional community building.

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