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Venue: City and Guilds of London Art School, London

Deadline to apply: 10/08/2020

Dates: This workshop will run from Monday 10th August until Friday 14th August 2020.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Precious metals have been used for the decoration of textiles since ancient times. Used not only for decoration but to indicate wealth, position and to represent qualification and social status.  Metal threads have been interwoven into fabrics such as tapestry, embroidery and lace making producing the finest and most expensive fabrics. For this workshop students will learn how to fuse metal foil and gild gold leaf onto textiles. Students will work collaboratively to decorate a large tablecloth. The tablecloth will then be on display at The Creative Dimension Trust collaborative banquet. Students will also have the opportunity to fuse metal foil and gild gold leaf onto their own hand made marbled paper, t-shirt or bag.

Students will also learn a second skill, Penwork – a type of decoration applied to objects such as small boxes, frames and furniture in the late c18 and early c19 mainly in England, also Japan and China.

Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: ArchitectureArt & Design, Fine Art, Conservation, Gilding and Illustration (to name a few).

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas such as drawing, painting and fine art. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.






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