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Gold Leafing Instructional Residency Nov 2017. Fee Reduction. Arquetopia. Puebla, Mexico

Deadline: 8 Oct, 2017

Disciplines: Activism, Administration, All Disciplines, Animation, Architecture, Art Education, Ceramics, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Composition, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Critical studies, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Engineering, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Gastronomy, Glass, Installation, Journalism, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Other, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Science, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Technology, Textile, Theater, Urbanism, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Puebla, Mexico

Deadline: 8 Oct, 2017

Duration: Session dates November 6 to November 27, 2017 (3 weeks). Special fee reduction.

Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career artists, minimum age 22

Support: Detailed at http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/residencies-general-info

Costs: Fee reduction; see below

URL: http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/instructional/gold-leafing-residency

Program Description:

With master instruction, learn Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques in the majestic central historic district of Puebla. Extendable 3-week session during November 2017.
Session dates November 6 to November 27, 2017. Special fee reduction.

Apply Now Through Sunday, October 8, 2017.
Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

GOLD LEAFING & ESTOFADO INSTRUCTIONAL RESIDENCY
The city of Puebla is situated at an important intermediate point and a core part of the Atlantic axle, and has a history that spans almost five centuries becoming the capital of baroque art in the Americas. Its strategic location on a major transportation corridor permitted the exportation of Puebla’s regional style of Baroque art and architecture, influencing the development of other cities in the New World. Gold leafing and estofado are two of the expressions of the fusion of European and American styles present in many of the world heritage monuments of Puebla.

This is a unique production residency that includes 3 weeks of master instruction (classes 9 hours per week) by a prominent Mexican art restorer in several diverse antique techniques using mediums and supports traditionally used in pre-Columbian and baroque art. Artists can apply the technique of gold and silver leafing, learn the use of diverse stuccos and traditional primers (cactus and lime, rabbit glue, gelatin) and its use on different supports (paper, wood, clay), and experimenting with different finishes with natural pigment patinas and egg tempera paint. A combination of some of the chosen techniques is offered as a 3-week program. Materials for the course are included.

ARQUETOPIA
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists.

ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA

A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla's central historic district and close to the city square accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. The residency offers a large, natural-light studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio, a ceramics firing facility with a medium-sized gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.

PUEBLA, SOUTHERN MEXICO

Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. With a population of 2.7 million, Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, and Talavera ceramics. Puebla has a mild climate year-round.

WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
Technique Instruction:
•27 hours master instruction (9 hours per week)
Staff Support:
•Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation and Meals:
•Furnished, private bedroom
•Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
•Wireless Internet
•Use of Arquetopia's residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
•Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
•Housekeeping
Studio Workspace and Materials:
•24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
•Personal workspace with large table and wall space
•Access to special facilities (such as our partnered museums and studios) provided
•Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
•Materials and supplies for additional project production are not included but are available for purchase locally

RESIDENCY FEE, DATES, AND TERMS
Term Length: 3 weeks, November 6 to November 27, 2017, with option to extend for 1 week as a self-directed Art Production Residency.
Fee: USD $665 per week. Self-directed Art Production extension of 1 week offered at special reduced fee of USD $195.
Payment Deadlines: Residency Fee due within 5 days of selection notification.

HOW TO APPLY
Contact Chris at info@arquetopia.org
Visit the Arquetopia website at http://www.arquetopia.org
Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page.
Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.

More Info: http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/instructional/gold-leafing-residency

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