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Introduction to Gilding with real Gold

  • Tue, March 30, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom (link will be emailed)
  • 90


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Introduction to Gilding with real gold

Tuesday March 30, 2021

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM

Cost: $10 

Location: Zoom (online)

Instructor: Barrie Lynn Bryant

Students, whether they be professional or amateur artists, photographers, painters, woodworkers, woodturners, or anyone interested in creating beautiful gold pieces will not want to miss this course!

Master gold artist and frame maker, Barrie Lynn Bryant will present the types of gold leaf with emphasis on real gold and how to adhere it to a substrate using the gilding process.This 90 minute introduction to gilding with real gold will take place over Zoom. This course is designed to give participants enough information to continue on their own or take a small in-person course on gilding to be offered in the future at the Lander Art Center. This course will be an interactive remote demonstration where all participants will be able to hear and see each other and ask Barrie questions directly.

When registering, please make sure we have a current email on file as this will be how you will be contacted with the Zoom information.


Barrie Lynn Bryant exudes even more enthusiasm for his art career today than when he started it 32 years ago. Barrie is a multidisciplinary artist with innovations in frame design, woodworking, gilding, digital imaging, and photography. He established his fine arts career with his landmark Southern photographs, The Arkansas Diaries 1989-1994, and recently published undiscovered images from this body of work in a 12-page cover story spread with Arkansas Life magazine (March 2020, with an essay by editor Jordan P. Hickey). Although Barrie started his career as a solo artist with photography in 1989, he began developing a fierce collaboration with his wife, artist AB Word, during 1994 after the couple relocated from Little Rock, Arkansas to Kirby, Wyoming where they established Merglenn Studios. Beginning in 1996, the couple endeavored to focus on and exhibit AB’s drawings and paintings in various markets throughout the USA, and since 2004 did so specifically in numerous outdoor art fairs throughout the country. Since 1999, Barrie has directed much attention to picture frame making and history, which has led to his being awarded five professional development grants from Wyoming Arts Council, to teach gilding and framing techniques at the National Conference at West Coast Art & Frame Expo in Las Vegas in 2017, 2018 and 2020, and to author five articles on the subjects for Picture Framing Magazine. August 2020 saw Barrie also on the back cover of American Woodturner and inside with an 8-page spread feature, “Gilding for Woodturners.” He is a past trustee of the Society of Gilders and a USMC veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Barrie welcomes visitors by appointment to Merglenn Studios in Kirby where he and his wife can be found collaborating daily on their art.

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