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Exploring Shell Gold Artistry

With Martha Laurens

  • Starts 10 Aug
  • 1,000 Hong Kong dollars
  • Live Online via Zoom

Available spots


Workshop Description

We will learn about making shell gold and several techniques from different cultures that use shell gold as an art form. We will also move towards modern applications of shell gold, such as painting and troubleshooting. The class is interactive, and the student has to work on the project during the session so I can help with the problematic area. Students can finish their project after the class and work on it as homework. In the first session, we will start the class by understanding the origin of the Shell Gold we are about to create. Then, we will also learn to make shell gold using a different medium as a binder. We will continue learning how to apply shell gold from different binders using the first technique on a simple design. On the second day of the class, we will learn a brief history of the second design, from creating a traditional layout to transferring it onto paper and applying the second shell gold and painting technique with gouache and watercolour. In the last session, we will finish by going over the troubleshooting from the last session and then using a different surface to work with the shell gold and chalk.


Workshop Schedule


Refund Policy

Fees paid for the workshop are non-refundable


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