What do you usually paint on? Washi-paper and canvas are often used as a substrate for painting. It is easy to find ready-made substrates at art material stores, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could make your own base for painting?
In this workshop, we are going to make a classic European style gesso ground. In the classic recipe, plaster and animal glue are used to make water-based gesso. The surface has high water absorption and excellent durability. It helps to preserve paintings, thus we are able to see many old masters’ paintings today.
This gesso is applicable to tempera painting, oil painting, and Japanese style paintings, but the reason why people tend to avoid this gesso is that the traditional recipe has many processes and it is complicated. We would like to introduce the recipe and the techniques, which no one will fail to make the gesso ground. Professor Yoshiaki Aoki in Kyoto University of Art and Design developed this recipe. Within a 90-minuteworkshop, we are going to share the recipe of blending plaster and animal glue, and how to apply it. After the demonstration, you will make your own gesso ground.
This workshop is for everyone who is interested in art. Painting experiences are not necessity. It is a pleasure moment to sit in front of a white smooth surface of the gesso ground and imagine what to paint. We look forward to having you join us.
If you will not be able to attend the workshop after booking the ticket, please kindly contact us.
We can refund the workshop fee when you inform us your cancellation 14 days ahead of the workshop.
Please note that transfer fee will be at your expense.
If it is passed before 14 days, the workshop fee will not be refunded for any reason.
We will refund the full price when the class is canceled due to the company's circumstances.
Thank you for your understanding.