Water Gilding Demonstration & Workshop
Saturday, February 6, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alan Shuptrine of Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs and Art Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will provide a hands-on demonstration on the centuries old method of water gilding. He will discuss the details of Old World gilding methods, and how these methods are applied in the restoration and conservation of historical items. A powerpoint presentation will be shown, followed by a demonstration of actual water gilding, sgraffito designs, agate burnishing, and patination of the finish. He will also provide examples of different gilded and restored finishes on corner samples, frames, and other gilded objects. Through his company, Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs, he and his wife Bonny have worked with museums, galleries, private art collectors, and artists nationwide Students will be able to experiment with the techniques and create their own small gilded objects to take home with them. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced.
Shuptrine’s desire to pursue a career in the arts grew out of his natural inclination and influence of his father, the late Hubert Shuptrine, a nationally recognized watercolor realist. Born in 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Shuptrine’s pursuit of the arts included schooling at The Baylor School, The University of the South, and The University of Tennessee. Having lived in more than 20 cities, mostly in the South, Alan’s genre is naturally southern. And like his father, Alan prefers Realism with highly detailed and dramatic landscapes and figurative paintings. His influences include the works of his father, Hubert Shuptrine, Charles Prendergast, Stephen Scott Young, Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent. Shuptrine’s work can be seen in many public and private collections and he has won several national and regional awards. He is an active member of the Society of Gilders, The American Institute of Conservation, The Salmagundi Club, The Tennessee Watercolor Society, The Southern Watercolor Society, The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, and is the founder of The Master Craftsman’s Society. Visit alanshuptrine.com and shuptrines.com.
Workshop fee is $175 for Museum members/$195 non-members. All materials included. A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of workshop registration fee payment.Pre-registration is required. Register online, call 256-535-4350 x222 or download the registration form here Alan Shuptrine Master Artist Workshop Registration Form 2016 (for mail in only). Space is limited to 12 students, so register online or call NOW. Registration Deadline: January 22, 2016 . This workshop is filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Workshop will be held in the Museum Academy classrooms at the Huntsville Museum of Art at Big Spring International Park.
Please note: Because of our obligations to the instructor, no refund of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 14 days of the start of the workshop. Prior to January 22, 2016, we will refund your registration fees less a $50 workshop cancellation fee. However, there will be no refunds given for cancellations after January 22, 2016. The Museum reserves the right to cancel classes which do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. This minimum enrollment is determined on an individual class basis. In case of cancellation by the Museum, the advance payment will be refunded to you. The Huntsville Museum of Art assumes no liability for non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses that cannot be used due to any classes or workshops being cancelled or schedule changes.