Thanks to all who participated in my January “Art of the Frame” workshop in The Plains, Virginia. The old railroad depot in The Plains is a very special place to hold a class since, as a reminder of where you are, every few hours a rumbling freight train rolls by just a few yards away! In this workshop, we simulated the steps of actual gilding by painting on the “bole” and “gilding” with enamel. We painted on or scratched away designs, then “aged” our frames for an old-world feel.
Thanks to Jim Howe for painstakingly constructing the frames for everyone and for his expertise about frame making. Also special thanks to Jennifer Sims for organizing the classes and providing her unique studio for the class. To check out future art classes (and an actual gilding class this spring) go to the Stuart Street Atelier website.
Lynne Udalov says
Great results from what I understand was a super informative and fun work shop. I caught the very end of the program to take pictures. Looking forward to the gilding workshop in the spring! I just love gold frames!
Lina Liberace says
So do I! I have to say, it was wonderful seeing a bunch of like-minded people having a great time, enjoying one another’s company while doing something they love. And then having something lovely to show for it afterward. I’m sure your gilding class will get a lot of attention… especially with so many artists out there wanting gorgeous frames for their work!