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Master Artist Workshop with Alan Shuptrine

  • 300 Church Street
  • Huntsville, AL 35801

Water Gilding
Skill Level: All

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 hundreds 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 Museum Academy studios 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 frame.

  • April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: 300 Church Street, Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: 475-525
Master Artist Workshop with Alan Shuptrine