Fri, Mar 18|
Maker Space 307
SIMPLE, VERSATILE, & ACCESSIBLE GILDING
Learn the most versatile and accessible type of gilding, mordant-size gilding, which uses either traditional oil or water-based acrylic sizes for adhering gold leaf to a substrate. Participants will use high karat gold leaf to gild several objects. Fri Mar 18th - 5-8 PM, Sat Mar 19th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Time & Location
Mar 18, 2022, 5:00 PM – Mar 19, 2022, 5:00 PM
Maker Space 307, 2555 Brunton Ct, Riverton, WY 82501, USA
About the Event
Learn the most versatile and accessible type of gilding, mordant-size gilding, which uses either traditional oil or water-based acrylic sizes for adhering gold leaf to a substrate. Oil size is great for most applications and will be suitable for indoor and outdoor use, whereas acrylic, although quick and simple, has a limited and strictly interior use. Our main focus in this class will be on using oil size and accomplishing with it the following three gilding stages:
- Surface preparation
- Size application
- Gilding with high karat gold leaf
Participants will use high karat gold leaf to gild several objects that have been produced and patterned by the MakerSpace 307 laser engraver and will get to take home their finished projects.
MEALS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED PLEASE BRING A SACK DINNER/LUNCH.
About the Instructor
Barrie Lynn Bryant exudes even more enthusiasm for his art career today than when he started it 32 years ago. Barrie is a multidisciplinary artist with innovations in frame design, woodworking, gilding, digital imaging, and photography. He established his fine arts career with his landmark Southern photographs, The Arkansas Diaries 1989-1994, and recently published undiscovered images from this body of work in a 12-page cover story spread with Arkansas Life magazine (March 2020, with an essay by editor Jordan P. Hickey). Although Barrie started his career as a solo artist in 1989, he began developing a fierce collaboration with his wife, artist AB Word, during 1994 as the couple endeavored to exhibit her drawings and paintings in various markets throughout the USA. Since then Barrie has directed much attention to picture frame-making and history, which has led him to teach gilding and framing techniques at the National Conference at West Coast Art & Frame Expo in Las Vegas in 2017, 2018, and 2020 and to author six articles on the subjects for Picture Framing Magazine. August 2020 saw Barrie also on the back cover of American Woodturner and inside with an 8-page spread feature, “Gilding for Woodturners.” And through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Barrie has been awarded five professional development grants from Wyoming Arts Council, which includes one for his pioneering process of “Prints on hand-gilded paper.” He is a past trustee of the Society of Gilders and a USMC veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Barrie welcomes visitors by appointment to his Kirby, Wyoming studio.