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Wed, Jun 12

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Highlands

Gold leaf and the Lost Art of Water Gilding

Join artist Alan Shuptrine for a presentation on the history of gold leaf and the lost art of water gilding.

Gold leaf and the Lost Art of Water Gilding
Gold leaf and the Lost Art of Water Gilding

Time & Location

Jun 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Highlands, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

Join artist Alan Shuptrine for a presentation on the history of gold leaf and the lost art of water gilding. Shuptrine will cover the history of gold leaf, different application methods and uses, and elaborate on his time in Florence, Italy as a Guest Instructor for a Master’s Gilding Course. Examples of Shuptrine’s gilded works, including custom frames, restoration and regilding of period pieces, will be explored. He will also address the importance of the marriage between fine art and framing and will provide examples for visual aids. In addition to his presentation, Shuptrine will provide a frame or sculpture piece on which participants can try their hand at laying leaf!

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