Picturing Mary Workshop: Gilding

Renaissance and Baroque Techniques and Materials

Gild the lily!

Join us for the second hands-on workshop in a three-part series inspired by Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

Guest artist Kay Jackson will introduce gilding, the delicate process of applying thin layers of gold to a surface, to a multigenerational audience. Participants will have ample time to learn from this skilled artist, practice the technique using specialized materials and tools, and explore gold leaf in art on view in the exhibition.

This workshop is designed to instruct and engage audiences 13 and older. Materials and instruction will be provided. 


This workshop is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email reservations@nmwa.org


NMWA’s ground-breaking exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea examines the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary and the power her image has exerted through time. Iconic and devotional, and also filled with social and political significance, the image of the Virgin Mary shaped Western art from the 6th to the 18th century.


National Museum of Women in the Arts