Gilding Demonstration and Workshop

Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama.

Alan Shuptrine of Shuptrine’s gallery and gilding studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will provide a hands-on demonstration on the centuries old method of water gilding.  He will discuss the details of Old World gilding methods, and how these methods are applied in the restoration and conservation of historical items.  A PowerPoint presentation will be shown, followed by a demonstration of actual water gilding, sgraffito designs, agate burnishing, and patination of the finish. He will also provide examples of different gilded and restored finishes on corner samples, frames, and other gilded objects. Participants will be able to experiment with the techniques and create their own small gilded objects to take home with them. Class size is limited and advanced registration is required. Please contact the museum for reservations and additional information: