Gold Leaf & Landscape Painting Workshop

With Master Artist

Sharon Weaver

Sharon Weaver, Gold leaf & oil on panel

Workshop fee:




Course Description

Gold Leaf is a wonderful technique that has been used throughout art history. It is luminous, reflective and adds an unusual dimension to your painting. This four week class will teach students how to apply gold leaf to a landscape painting but gold leaf can be used in portraits, on still life paintings or to bring mystery and drama to any subject that you choose.

Week 1 This first week will be a structured demonstration of how to apply gold leaf using an image provided by Sharon. Tinting the panel and transferring the image onto the panel from a reference are the first step. Sharon will demonstrate how to apply the glue and then the gold leaf. Each student will then complete there gold leaf application with Sharon’s supervision. A final sealer is applied to the gold leaf to prime for painting.

Week 2 Sharon will demonstrate how to paint the landscape on the prepared gold leaf panel. All students will start with a dark under painting and then continue the painting process.

Week 3 Students will continue working on the first painting or they will work from their own reference using the same method that they learned in Week 1 & 2. Students can also add gold leaf to an existing painting. Please make sure that any painting you are adding gold leaf too is dry.

Week 4 Complete painting from last week. Experiment with gold leaf using texture.

What You'll Learn

Learn how to apply gold leaf to your surface

Learn a method to realistically capture trees

Learn to mix believable greens

Learn to paint elements of the landscape

Learn to use brush strokes to create painterly marks

Personalized instruction

Kline Academy Instructor Sharon Weaver


Sharon Weaver

Sharon Weaver is one of the great landscape painters of America. Born with a passion for art, she first attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, later transferring to Parsons School. While working for more than a decade in Manhattan, Sharon's career took her all over the world. Visiting Los Angeles, Sharon found the natural beauty and wide open spaces of California a welcome change from the man-made canyons of New York. It didn't take long for her to move here where she has pursued her art of landscape painting.