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Gild A Beast: Gold Leaf & the Aberdeen Bestiary class – February 3, 2024
February 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm EST$60
Gild A Beast: Gold Leaf & the Aberdeen Bestiary
with Roycroft Campus Artist, Necole Witcher
Saturday, February 3rd from 11:00am – 2:30pm
The Roycroft Campus – 21 South Grove St. East Aurora, NY
Paint and gild your own version of a page from a 12th century book of beasts, the Aberdeen Bestiary. Learn how to apply gold leaf and paint in the medieval artist technique, illumination. Explore some history of the art of illumination while you paint and guild your way to a frameable piece of art. Students will learn basic watercolor painting skills along with the technique of applying gold leaf. You will create a facsimile or emulation of one of four beasts provided for you. You will use composition gold leaf, and watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper. The outlines will be done in advance so that students can focus on the gold leaf and watercolor. No prior experience required.
Supplies include all materials needed to make an illumination including composition gold foil, watercolor, paintbrushes, water-dishes, blotting material, and prepped watercolor paper. The tools provided during the class project will remain the property of the instructor.
Necole has haunted the Illumination Studio and Press Room in the Roycroft Print Shop since 2017, crafting her way from apprentice to master. Committed to art that empowers communities, she is currently in the throes of producing a booklet in the Arts & Crafts’ spirit. Visit her and tour the Press Room every Saturday from 11 – 4.
Class Tuition: $55 + $5 Supplies = Total $60
Registration is required and seating is limited. (Max. of 20 students)
This workshop is open to those ages 16 – adult
Class will take place at the NEW Castiglia Art Center in the Print Shop on The Roycroft Campus – 21 South Grove St. East Aurora, NY 14052
If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.