University of Texas at Arlington 2017

Two Community Projects: Interior work at the University Hospital Chapel and exterior work on a horse mascot.

See our schedule for The Chapel HERE and Horse Mascot HERE.

The sign-up calendars have options for working mornings, afternoons, or all day. Choose one day, two, or as many as you want, Monday through Friday. Saturday morning is listed “If Needed”. Don’t worry, we will put you to work if even for 1/2 day.

Please click on the component you would like to work on. You can work on both, just not at the same time. We can only use 6 people on the horse at any one time, and 10 to 12 in the chapel.

In the Chapel, a half-dome in the ceiling, a sculptural piece, and the front of the altar will all be gilded. The Horse will be entirely gilded and then have a chatoyant stenciled pattern (think something akin to spun centers). It will then be toned and waxed.

All work will be done on site in genuine gold leaf using LeFranc slow oil size. The Chapel ceiling and top of the sculpture will be done from scaffolding (not tall, but it will be a stationary platform with guardrails, etc.)

All the surfaces will be prepped for us. We will lay out the ceiling in concentric rings under the size and the horse will be laid out in a pattern so we can conserve leaf.

The ceiling and horse will be done with patent leaf; there will be a combination of patent and loose leaf on the sculptural elements. Participants will need to bring their own tools, specifically squirrel hair skewing brushes and mops. We may be using tips and cutting leaf for the sculpture, so bring your tips, knives and pads.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you in June!