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Guadameci Art Courses

The courses are designed to take students through the whole artistic process of working with leather as a medium. No previous experience is necessary, simply a a desire to learn a new artistic technique and an affinity for leather. At the end of each course, a finished piece will have been created.

Guadamecí Art Techniques
Embossing: 5-day course.
♦     Design & sculpt a mould: low & high relief.
♦     Finishing and varnishing a mould.
♦     Embossing leather onto existing moulds.
♦     Engraving and finishing leather embossing.
♦     Mounting leather.
♦     Completing Panel.

Embossing, Tooling, Stamping and
Engraving Wall Hangings:
10-day course.
♦     Designing a leather hanging/mural.
♦     Transferring design and making a mould.
♦     Embossing leather onto existing moulds.
♦     Engraving coarse and fine lines.
♦     Making tooling and stamping tools.
♦     Tooling and stamping leather.
♦     Backing and mounting leather panel.
♦     Lasure finishing of natural skins.

Pyroengraving: 3-day course.
♦     Transferring pre-selected designs onto hides.
♦     Basic pyroengraving strokes.
♦     Pyroengraving to finish full design.

Parchment & Vellum Hangings: 5-day course.
♦     Design to maximise skin transparency.
♦     Stretching and mounting skin.
♦     Transferring design.
♦     Ink colouring areas.
♦     Oil base sizing.
♦     Leaf gilding.
♦     Burnishing and finishing.

Gilding: 3-day course.
♦     Engraving basic designs on leather.
♦     Raising gesso surfaces.
♦     Oil base sizing.
♦     Leaf gilding.
♦     Finishing.

Spot Colouring and Gilding: 5-day course.
♦     Engraving basic designs on leather.
♦     Spot brush colouring of selected areas.
♦     Mounting panel.
♦     Oil base sizing.
♦     Leaf gilding.
♦     Burnishing and finishing.

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