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Better Letters: Gold & Glass Workshop with Mike Meyer and Ashley Bishop

23rd September 2017 - 24th September 2017

Mike Meyer and Ashley Bishop (Brilliant Signs) will be leading this introductory workshop, covering the basic techniques required to work with gold leaf for lettering and sign work. Working on both flat panels, and in reverse on glass, you’ll be guided through the steps required to achieve a variety of different finishes, and techniques that can compliment your gilding. Input will be provided on materials, preparation (including cleaning glass), making size, laying gold, burnishing, and backing up.

The workshop is designed for those new to gilding, or with a little previous experience working with gold leaf. You should have some basic signwriting brush skills already as these will not be taught (our Hand Lettering Workshop. The class size will be kept small to allow plenty of individual support, and all participants will take away their work on pre-designed panels and glass pieces.

This workshop is part of the 2017 London Design Festival. The fee of £495 includes VAT, all gold, equipment, lunch and refreshments.


23rd September 2017
24th September 2017
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The Art Academy
Mermaid Court, 165A Borough High Street
London,SE1 1HR


Better Letters
+44 7989 409 046
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