Project Description

Gold Leaf Collage with Amelia Toelke

In this six hour workshop students will learn the basics of gold leafing. Participants will learn how to precisely and skillfully apply gold leaf to paper and use this material as a basis for creating collages. Mandalas, jewelry and historic objects will all be possible sources of inspiration. This workshop is a way to explore collage and paper, as well as to consider the role that material plays in design and concept development. All materials are provided. 

Image courtesy of artist.

 SPRING –  765

  • Age: Adults and Teens, 16 and up
  • Instructor: Amelia Toelke
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $125; Member: $105 (plus $20 materials)
  • Sunday, March 22
  • We apologize that this workshop will not be taking place on its planned date due to the Museum’s temporary closure. We are in communication with the instructor to set up a new date for this workshop to take place. Please contact Joan at regarding rescheduling or any questions. 

Amelia Toelke is a visual artist who grew up in New York State’s Hudson Valley. Toelke holds a BFA in Metals and Jewelry from the State University of New York at New Paltz and an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Toelke’s diverse art practice draws on her training in jewelry and metalsmithing and combines sculpture installation, and collage. her work integrates content, process, and material to address the rich human history of adornment and the shared understanding of visual language. Toelke has exhibited nationally and internationally presenting work at venues such as the Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana; the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan; The Harbourfront Art Center, Toronto, Ontario; the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand; and Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia. In addition to her art practice she has taught classes and led workshops at SUNY New Paltz, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Metal Works, Peters Valley School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. You can see a selection of her work at