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GILDING NATURE With Jo Mabbutt

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Sculpture by the Lakes

Pallington

Dorchester

DT28QU

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THE COURSE

Learn the spectacular techniques for gilding flowers, leaves and seed heads from your garden and the wild - not only pressed, flat and dried but also fresh and three-dimensional.

In this one-day course you will be introduced to some gilding materials and learn the techniques to gild with real metal leaf on a variety of leaves, flowers, seed heads, etc. from your garden. Starting to gild on flat/pressed leaves and flowers, you will move onto the more challenging three-dimensional items - dried pods, seed heads, cones, bark, coloured stems, etc. and fresh leaves and flowers. Once you have learned these skills you will be able to create spectacular pieces for Christmas arrangements and decorations, weddings and anniversaries.

TUTOR

Awarded the City & Guilds Silver Medal of Excellence in 2000, Jo Mabbutt’s training was in wood-graining, marbling, gilding and specialist paint finishes. Now a decorative artist, she specialises in experimental surface decoration, working on many different surfaces. She combines antique lace with gilding, printing and painting and has developed ranges of gilded jewellery and interior accessories. Jo teaches a wide variety of specialist courses including decorative paint techniques and metallics mixed media and gives talks about her own work and also lectures for the Arts Society.

MATERIALS FOR YOUR COURSE

Please bring the following with you:

  • o selection of small basic synthetic paint brushes
  • o a few small containers - jam jars, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, etc.
  • o hair dryer
  • o old newspapers if you have them
  • o selection of specimens you would like to gild: there will be different items provided to practice on but if there is anything you see in your garden that you would like to try then please do bring it along. The type of things you could choose include: leaves, ferns and flowers (fresh, pressed and dried), leaf skeletons, seed heads and pods, cones, bark, sticks and stems, ornamental gourds. If you are not sure, please contact the office at Sculpture by the Lakes and we can provide more information if needed.
  • o an apron or smock to protect your clothes.

Jo will be providing real gold leaf, metallic powders and transfer foil, size, varnishes and all other specialist materials and there will be an additional charge of approximately £5 paid directly to her at the end of the course.

Lunch, tea and coffee is included for all students, please advise regarding dietary requirements when booking or on the booking form.

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