Glorious Gilding

Subject: Applied Arts, Gilding
Dates: 1 March 2018 - 3 March 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Tutor: Christabel Helena Anderson
Full price

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£ 145
Student concession

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£ 130
OAP concession

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£ 130

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Charles II commissioned, collected and preserved many gold and silver objects during his reign.

This three-day course in collaboration with the Royal Collection Trust will give us the opportunity to look at Charles II's gilded treasures, close-up and in detail. The Royal Collection Trust conservators will also show how they care for the collection.

Using the collection and the conservators' insights as a starting points, you will go on to make your own artworks, featuring gilding on paper, vellum, plaster and stone.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided.

Meals are not provided as a part of this course.

Please do expect airport style security at the Queen's Gallery; Further information on visiting, and prohibited items can be found here.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience welcome.

What days do I attend?

1, 2 and 3 March 2018.

Image courtesy of Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Tutor biography

Christabel Helena Anderson

Christabel specialises in the creation of holy icons in egg tempera on wood panels, illuminated and jewelled miniature paintings in hand made watercolour on vellum, and cloisonné, champlevé and painted vitreous enamels, created within the tradition of the Orthodox Church. Her work is also inspired by the art, architecture and illuminated manuscripts of Britain and Ireland from the late antique and early medieval periods. She is a specialist in gilding techniques, traditional paint preparation and pigments, early quill written letterforms and hand made inks. She is a Queen Elizabeth Scholar, GIA Accredited Jewellery Professional, and in 2010 Christabel graduated with distinction from the School’s MA programme, where she is currently undertaking a doctoral research project sponsored by the A. G. Leventis Foundation. She also occasionally writes, lectures and teaches both in the UK and internationally.

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