This workshop is fully booked.
Water Gilding Workshop
September 9-10, 2019
This is a separate optional two-day gilding workshop. Water gilding is a traditional and highly skilled technique used for the gilding of icons. During this workshop students will learn all the stages of water gilding technique using 23 carat gold leaf. Beginning with the preparation of the board which is done by applying linen then covering with many layers of gesso. The last stage of the process is applying the clay bole and finally burnishing the gold with an agate stone which results in gold that is smooth and shines like a mirror, obtaining a brilliant and very impressive effect.
Those students who participate in the water gilding workshop will practice the water gilding on the halo of the Mother of God icon, which is the icon that will be completed in the icon painting workshop immediately following the water gilding workshop.
Each student will practice the water gilding with any needed assistance given by the instructor, Theodoros Papadopoulos.
Course space for the water gilding workshop is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
The schedule of courses runs from 9 am until 18:00.
Instructor: Theodoros Papadopoulos
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Course fee: €250. The price includes all materials that will be used by the students.
Students participating in both icon painting (September 11-18) and water gilding workshop will pay only €200 for the gilding workshop.
Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of €80 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The remaining balance is due upon arrival on September 9, 2019.
You can stay at hotel Helena if you wish, which offers a special discount to my students.
Single room: €30 per night including breakfast.
Double room: €40 per night including breakfast.
Hotel Helena is located in the center of Larissa, just three minutes walking from my studio.
If you wish to stay at hotel Helena, do not book your room online because you will not get the discount. Contact me and I will book your room.
So, for any question about the course, or room reservation, please contact me at: