Come to a once in a lifetime workshop with master craftsman and nationally acclaimed artist Alan Shuptrine! Shuptrine is known for his master craftsmanship in fine framing, carving, sgraffito designs, and gilding with gold leaf. The lost art of water gilding is an ancient technique, perfected over thousands of years. Learn the historical background of this lost art of water gilding and discuss the art of the frame by taking a tour through the museum’s collection and viewing frames on display. Then head to the classroom and learn water gilding with 22 Kt. genuine gold leaf. The application of gold leaf will be covered in depth, and students will practice their skills of laying leaf, as well as techniques of burnishing, patination, and sgraffito etching into the gilded surface. At the end of the class, students will leave with their own water gilded and finished treasure.  To register and for questions, please visit HERE or call the museum at 770-387-1300.  

Friday, August 9th - 
Saturday, August 10th, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (EST) Daily
$375 members / $450 non-members

Hands-on gold leaf and water gilding Workshop at BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM, CARTERSVILLE, GA