Drawing into Gold: Verre Églomisé – Lynne Rutter

Dates: August 8,9 – This is a 2 day class
Class Price: $530.00
Minimum 4 Student
Max. 10 Students

Level:  Intermediate-Advanced*  

About the class:

This class emphasizes designing for the inspiring medium of verre églomisé. Reverse glass gilding has many artistic and useful applications such as table- tops, backsplashes, cabinet doors, wall panels, and so much more. Create a lovely gilt glass piece in hands- on practice while learning the many possibilities of this exciting art. Advanced work is encouraged by designing for your strengths. 

Advanced students are encouraged to bring their own designs or contact instructor to discuss their project ahead of class.

Project designs will be available in class for those that need them.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
– understanding materials
– choosing the right glass for your project
– creating pleasing color palettes with various types of gold and metal leaf, mica powders, and paint
– preparing size
– transfer techniques for images, ornament, and patterns
– etching and shading techniques
– site-specific design considerations
– backing up, installation, and other finish applications
– understanding individual skills and strengths



Materials included in price:
glass substrates, size, class notes, etching tool; gold leaf, metal leaf, paints, mica powders, palettes, tape, etc. used in class. Additional leaf and glass blanks will be available for purchase from the instructor.
With thanks to our class sponsor, W&B Gold Leaf.

Tools to bring: gilding pad and knife*, gilding mop*, gilding tip* your favorite paint brushes in various sizes, scumbly old brushes, pencil, pencil sharpener, drawing paper, fine point sharpie marker.
*A basic gilding tool kit is available from W&B Gold Leaf for $100  (920) 459-8206 

optional:  Thorn Tip, available at W&B Gold Leaf

Please contact instructor for details 

About the teacher:

Lynne Rutter is a fine art muralist and decorative painter based in San Francisco whose work emphasizes site-specific design and authentic materials and techniques. She has been an active part of the design community for over 35 years and has completed hundreds of installations nationally and internationally. Gilding has played an important role in Lynne’s work whether in restoration, ornamentation, or her large-scale paintings.