Program Details

Gold Leaf Gilding and the Dignity of Craftsmanship


with John Perkins
September 25 / 7:00 PM - September 28 / 12:00 PM

Gold Leaf Gilding and the Dignity of Craftsmanship


John Perkins


September 25–28, 2014
Tuition $200 + 3 nights


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Learn the centuries old technique of applying gold leaf through hands-on work, demonstrations, and experimentation. In the inspiring environs of the Great Stupa and its art studio, we will incorporate a variety of historical and modern techniques for working with metal leaf for art, frames, furniture, and architectural elements. We will also work with mindfulness practices and the principles of the Four Dignities of Shambhala to help us notice how they facilitate the craft and how the craft encourages mindfulness. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the techniques used in gilding the Stupa, and to develop practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to your artistic repertoire, as well as everyday life.

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