Transform an oak panel and an object of your choice with your designed pattern and finish with gilding.
You will learn new pattern making skills including how to develop patterns using your immediate surrondings, borrowing from nature as appropriate to realise your own unique design. Starting with a walk through the gardens you will collect and/or draw leaves, flowers, seeds and anything that catches your eye that can be turned into a pattern. You will then spend time drawing, learning certain aspects of stencil and pattern making, and learn how found objects can be utilised in artworks.
Once your design is ready you will firstly prepare the provided oak panel board and transfer your design onto it. Then begins the process of gilding using gold, silver, coloured metal leaf, realising your design onto the board. You will learn the delicate skill of applying gild to a surface, and finally the appropriate ways of sealing the gild. You will repeat this process onto the object you have brought along with you.
At the conclusion of the course, you will have made a unique panel and object, learnt new techniques such as pattern making, imagery appropriation and gilding, which you can apply to other things you make or wish to decorate.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)