GOLD LEAF BIRDS & BOTANICALS
Gold leafing is fast, fun and an easy way to bring life to and shimmer to your art.
In this workshop, artist Shirin Nikoukari shares different ways to apply gold leaf and shows you how to apply it quickly and properly to your artwork.
Students will learn about materials, difference between imitation and real gold leaf, material compatibility, and the most effective way to apply gold and other metal leaf so that it will last for years to come.
This workshop includes gold leafing materials and wood panels and students will go home with their own gilded creations. Feel free to bring your own brushes and paint colors or an existing painting that you want to gold leaf.
About the instructor
I started painting when I was young. I moved to the United States in my 20's and mix my Persian culture with my abstract inspirations. The pomegranate is a sacred symbol for me and often shows in my work as well as Persian Calligraphy. As I have evolved, my work has become more abstract.