Gold Leaf Workshop


Nov 27 2021


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gold Leaf with Jane Lappage in Oakham

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Gold leaf for all abilities – but bring your glasses!!!

Saturday 27th November 10 – 4pm £60

Gold leaf and illuminated script has been around for a long time but it doesn’t mean it has to stay In the past. Jane will show you how effective it can be especially for unique Christmas or wedding gifts – usually once you have accomplished your letter you will not want to give it away !!!

If you have been previously put off from trying this due to the numerous gadgets and expensive glues available, Jane will also show you how inexpensive it can be too. 

You will see how striking the gold makes any type of work, be it a large piece or just small highlights. This effect cannot be achieved by gold paint no matter how metallic it is.

Learn a little about the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and finish the workshop by producing up to two illuminated letters, demonstrating all that has been learned during the day.

Prior to the class you need to select two initials (letters) to work with that Jane will bring to the class.

With one letter you will learn to apply the glue and the other one you will illuminate whilst awaiting the glue to dry on the other initial. Once the glue is dry we can learn how to apply the gold leaf and understand how to tidy it and get it looking fabulous.

Everything is provided for the class including glue, one sheet of gold leaf, brushes, paper, paints and even magnifying glasses for those of you who have forgotten your glasses.

Many other products for excelling at this art will be available to buy on the day including extra gold leaf should you wish to continue at home.

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