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Gilding Anyone!– Demonstration and workshop with Jona Blocker

Jona Blocker presenting her work using gold leaf appliqué, gilding.

Jona Blocker presenting her work using gold leaf appliqué, gilding.

Jona Blocker presented a captivating discussion about the art of gilding to an enthralled audience. She spoke of her experiences with the different adhesives that are used with the different metal foils. Her experience as a chemist gives her much insight as to those media that work best in each situation whether working with water based or oil based products. Jona was also very helpful in sharing the best place to purchase the products for the best price. Ms. Blocker followed her talk with a hands on sharing which was enjoyed my many of the artists present. Jona Blocker has agreed to do a workshop for our artists at VAS.

 

Artists trying their hand at gilding

Artists trying their hand at gilding

Metal Leaf Workshop

Jona Blocker of the Work House Arts Center demonstrated the ancient art of gilding. Adapting this craft with modern methods and techniques, Jona creates the contrast of rich, saturated paints with the reflected light of metallic foil at November’s meeting. Look for a weekend workshop with Jona at the Vienna Art Center this coming winter. Dates TBD.