All That Glitters — Harvest Crittenden

Harvest Crittenden
2.5 days
All levels
$25 materials fee

Instructor Bio
Harvest Crittenden, Master Penman, has been a professional lettering artist for more than 30 years. Past owner of The Gold Leaf and founder of Acorn Arts, Harvest specializes in calligraphy, illumination, and engrossing. Harvest is a past winner of the Marjorie Pavelich Calligraphy Grant, and past president of The Michigan Association of Calligraphers. She has studied illumination and lettering in the United States and Italy and has served on the faculties of numerous regional, national, and international conferences. Harvest has taught workshops to calligraphy guilds and others for 20 years. She also teaches for the Institute of Sacred Arts, The Religious Sisters of Mercy, Hollanders School of Book and Paper Arts and offers workshops internationally. In 2010, Harvest was inducted as a Master Penman by IAMPETH at their annual convention. IAMPETH is an international, non-profit association dedicated to practicing and preserving the beautiful arts of calligraphy, engrossing, and fine penmanship. IAMPETH is one of the oldest lettering arts associations in America. In 2013, Harvest became the director of the Spencerian Saga. Harvest has written a book titled Flourish, a copy book for pointed pen script, available in 2017. Her work can be seen in museums, galleries, and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. She has been published in numerous publications.

Class Description
Rose gold, lemon gold, yellow gold, white gold, raised gilding, flat gilding, tooling, gesso size, acrylic size, natural size, synthetic size, powdered gold, shell gold, golden graiselle… so much to learn and so little time. In this workshop, you will learn what each technique is by hands on gilding. We will gild on vellum and hot press watercolor paper. We will start with ancient techniques and work our way up to modern, including flash gilding and mica powder. Rather than having students purchase expensive supplies and equipment, a $25 supply fee is charged and ALL the gold, sizes, and papers will be provided for you, including the vellum. I will have a variety of burnishers, ruling pens, and quills for you to try. We will take the mystery out of all that glitters.

Supply List
• Water container
• Good quality synthetic brush, size 0
• Viva paper towels
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Kneaded eraser
• Small mixing palette
• Scruffy brush
• Magnifier (optional)