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Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2022 from 10AM to 4PM
Thursday, June 23, @ Midnight 
Open to all Visual Artists - Beginning & Advanced Level Artists Accepted
Space is limited to 10 students, please register today to ensure your participation.
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Dacia Gallery is pleased to announce a Gold Gilding Workshop with Lee Vasu in New York City. This workshop is intended as an introduction and revival of the centuries old gold gilding techniques for contemporary artists. To inspire and create stunning modern paintings with the knowledge, materials and techniques of the Byzantine and Renaissance masters. Students will learn to water gild 24K gold leaf with centuries old Byzantine techniques and secrets of renaissance master artists, from Duccio and Giotto to Simone Martini and Fra Angelico. The workshop is planned that each student will be able to complete a finished work.
Invitation to Artists: The Gilding Workshop is open to all visual artists, from the beginner, who is seeking to develop basic skills, to the advanced artist who may be interested in insights into the instructor’s approach and practices. This is an unique gilding technique that was primarily used  during the renaissance and previous centuries. It has a wide array of applications to contemporary artists, by learning these ancient techniques to create some visually stunning artwork. If you are interested in participating register today. 
Workshop Description: During the workshop students will learn how to achieve a mirror finish shine to their gold leafed paintings. The process is called Water Gilding, it requires a gessoed background on a wood panel on which you apply red clay bole mixed with rabbit skin glue. The clay bole dries, is sanded and polished with an agate stone burnisher. Then solution of distilled water and denatured alcohol is applied on top and the 24K Gold Leaf is placed on the wet areas, it will immediately stick to the bole. Once dried the gold leaf is burnished to a mirror like, perfect finish. Water Gilding is a unique process used by the masters that gives a beautiful finish to backgrounds or to decorative elements in paintings. You will be amazed at the possibilities of the work you can create once you learn how to properly water gild with gold.
Instructor - Lee Vasu: Vasu is an Artist, Iconographer, Curator and the Founder of Dacia Gallery in New York City. His passion for art enabled him to curate exhibitions nationally and internationally, which inspired him to establish Dacia Gallery in New York City. For more info on Lee Vasu and his artwork visit: www.leevasu.com
Location: The workshop will take place at Dacia Gallery - 621 E. 11th St. New York, NY 10009

All Supplies Included: For the workshop all the supplies are included, 24K Gold, Gilding board, Clay Bole, Agate Stone Burnishers and other materials. Come ready to create!

Workshop Fee: $250
Payment: To reserve your spot, please select from the options below and make a payment to register. Once payment has been made your spot is automatically reserved and a Dacia Representative will contact you to discuss the workshop with you. There is no refund one month before the workshop begins because we will have already paid for all the materials needed for the workshop. There is a fifty-dollar non-refundable fee for registration. Upon clicking submit and making the first payment, the artist agrees with Dacia Gallery's terms and conditions for payment for the Workshop. The balance must be paid in full before the workshop begins.
To register select the option below and the website will take you to our online registration form. 
To register and make payment of $250 via Credit Card, Click Here
After you complete your electronic registration you will be re-directed to PayPal for payment. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, payments or registration please email or call the gallery at any time.
E-Mail: info@daciagallery.com
Phone: 917-727-9383
Thank you and we look forward to sharing this unique art experience with you in New York City.
Contemplation by Lee Vasu, Tempera and 24K Gold on Linden Panel, 8x11
Reflecting by Lee Vasu, Tempera and 24K Gold on Linden Panel, 8x11