Instructor: Beth Andrews
This one-day workshop will explore the combination of metallic leaf with acrylic paint. Participants will learn the skilled craft of using gold leaf—which requires attention to detail for the best results.
- 3 or 4 Wood panels (ex: Ampersand Artist Panels – 11/2 “ Gallery Profile, 8”, 10” or 12”; they can be square or rectangular)
- 1 pack Mona Lisa Metal Leaf (25 sheets in pack, gold, silver or copper)
- 1 small jar Mona Lisa size for metal leaf
- 1 small jar Old World Art Gold Leaf Satin Sealer
- Cheese Cloth or other very soft, clean lint free cloth
- Wax paper cut into 20+ sheets 5.5 x 5.5
- Assortment of Acrylic Paints – basic colors plus Red Oxide (or other color similar to terra cotta)
- Acrylic Medium
- Variety of brushes:
- assorted brushes you would normally use for Acrylic painting
- 2 small flat brushes (1/2” inexpensive brushes to use for size and for sealer – will need to be cleaned with mineral spirits)
- 1 or 2 very soft natural Bristol brushes to help lift and to burnish the gold leaf (example- flat 1 or 2” Yasutomo Hake brush and 1 or 2 other very soft brushes (not your expensive watercolor brushes-they could get ruined).
Beth Andrews is a native North Carolinian with roots in the piedmont and northwestern mountains. She pursued her art studies at UNC-Greensboro where she was received a Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking with a secondary emphasis in pottery. After graduating, she worked as a resident artist for the NC Arts Council “Third Century Artists” program—a visiting artist program which placed artists in communities across the state to build on local arts resources and develop new initiatives. Over three years and in three counties, Surry, Yadkin and Wilkes, she worked with adults and children creating murals in the schools, building a community pottery program and teaching drawing, painting and pottery. The conclusion of this program was a group exhibit in Raleigh.
Professionally, Andrews has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 30 years. In 2004, she returned to the mountains of North Carolina and refocused her attention on painting and exhibiting.
Turchin Center Refund Policy
The Turchin Center has a "No-Refund Policy." Refunds may not be issued for workshops once payments have been processed. Refunds will be made for any workshops that are canceled and for workshops that require a participant minimum.