Workshop: May 13. Gilded Bird Icons in Rathmines

May 13. Gilded Bird Icons in Rathmines

A full day SUNDAY tutored workshop in painting and gilding Bird Icons.
11.00AM to 4.45PM

with a one hour lunch break. 8 places ONLY.

These gilded paintings are like jewels -they catch the eye with the richness of the colours and lustre of the gilding. They’re reminiscent of Byzantine religious icons and they sanctify these beautiful creatures. Using imitation Gold leaf, you’ll get an insight into how it can bring a stunning new dimension into your art work.

 As in all my classes, I’ll demonstrate as we go along through the process and all participants will get personal attention throughout the day. 

To speed up the process, I’ll provide a selection of photographic references and templates. I will provide paint, boards and gilding materials. We will be working with ACRYLICS only for this workshop.
We’ll cover the following:

  • Preparation and composition
  • Drawing the figure
  • Painting the composition
  • Gilding
  • Refining and completion




Where is it? 

This event will take place in the Art Space of Artmines art materials shop. (Opposite Fred Hanna’s book shop).

Phone: 086 247 0737

Please bring your own box easel or SMALL standing easel and painting materials. (There are tables for box easels and plenty of chairs). If you are missing materials, Artmines are offering a 15% discount on the day to participants!

Coffee and tea available.

There a plenty of venues to go for lunch in the surrounding area -and a bars for post-painting refreshments and analysis!

Portrait Workshop: Materials to bring

Please read this carefully and check this list against your materials: It may not be possible to provide you with any materials if you arrive without them (although materials are available in the shop, with a discount -see above)..
  • Bring a Box or table easel. There are chairs and I’ll bring tables for those that would like to sit and use their box-easels.
  • STAY WET palette or other palette suitable for acrylics.
  • Brushes -Bring a selection of good synthetic acrylics brushes.
  • Rags
Please Note: We reserve the right to cancel where numbers are insufficient. Monies paid are non refundable, except where Workshop is cancelled.