Monday, February 25, 2008

Gilded Lessons

This past weekend I worked with yet another of my students on the art of gilding. I think I have finally realized that I do not like to teach gilding as a class, but rather as a more personal one on one or maybe two student basis. The students learn better and I don't fly about the room trying to catch loose pieces of leaf before they become expensive confetti.

My favorite part of teaching gilding... once the lesson ends the student looks up baffled and says "That's it?". Once I tell them that is indeed all there is to it I usually get the response of "But that is so easy!".

Indeed. And it just looks so much better than paint. I do love the gleam of gold on a page.