ART 257 Applied Decorative Arts: Gilding, Marbling, Faux Finishes
Exploration of the ancient tradition of faux (false) finishing. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on experimentation, students learn media and techniques of application to achieve a broad range of painterly effects such as simulating marble, semi-precious stone and faux beau. Technical considerations from surface preparation to proper protective coatings are addressed along with the aesthetics of color and two-dimensional design relating to work on small surfaces, such as furniture, as well as in architectural application. Aspects of the glider’s craft are also presented. Students prepare a small object in gold leaf.
- Prerequisite: None
- Hours: 3
- Credits: 3