Gilding Classes from The Gilding Studio

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Gilding Classes

Each class is designed to specifically address different substrates, covering objects, furniture and frame gilding. Tradional techniques, including historical overview, are paired with contemporary processes. You'll learn proper terminology, dive into materials and various uses depending on your project. You'll aslo have first hand trouble shooting and problem solving experience directly with Master Gilder Charles Douglas. Each course is paired with a full materials list, a one stop location for all your course supplies. For attendees of each course, GildedPlanet offers a special materials discount. Purchase the whole materials package at a reduced 'kit' pricing, or individual products to expand your current tool kit.

Review our course offering below and embark on a path to creativity incorporating the wonderous world of the Gilding Arts!


Class One
gold leaf classes

Traditional Water Gilding

Ancient and traditional method of applying gold leaf to complex and sculptural surfaces using true gesso, clay Bole, hide glues, and agate burnishing tools. Produces a beautiful mirror shine. Traditional Water Gilding is one of the true 'foundational' gilding techniques that most contemporary processes build upon. It is these techniques that the masters of old use to create the picture frames, objects and furniture that are housed in museum world wide.

Class Dates REGISTER NOW!

All materials, gold leaf, and use of tools included.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
August 10,11,12 2017 Seattle, Wa 10:30am - 5:30pm $695.00 AVAILABLE A three-day Intensive in Seattle, Wa. Learn to handle genuine gold leaf and experience all of the steps of this beautiful ancient art form for gilding frames, furniture, architectural detail, & other wooden objects, from preparing gesso and clay bole grounds to gilding, burnishing, and basic toning of 23k gold leaf. Contact us to register
Sept. 15,16,17 2017 Seattle, Wa 10:30am - 5:30pm $695.00 AVAILABLE A three-day Intensive in Seattle, Wa. Learn to handle genuine gold leaf and experience all of the steps of this beautiful ancient art form for gilding frames, furniture, architectural detail, & other wooden objects, from preparing gesso and clay bole grounds to gilding, burnishing, and basic toning of 23k gold leaf. Contact us to register
October 4,5,6 2017 New York City 10:30am - 4:30pm (10:00 - 4:00 Friday) $695.00 AVAILABLE A three-day Intensive in New York City. Learn to handle genuine gold leaf and experience all of the steps of this beautiful ancient art form for gilding frames, furniture, architectural detail, & other wooden objects, from preparing gesso and clay bole grounds to gilding, burnishing, and basic toning of 23k gold leaf. Contact us to register
October 19,20,21 2017 Seattle, Wa 10:30am - 5:30pm $695.00 AVAILABLE A three-day Intensive in Seattle, Wa. Learn to handle genuine gold leaf and experience all of the steps of this beautiful ancient art form for gilding frames, furniture, architectural detail, & other wooden objects, from preparing gesso and clay bole grounds to gilding, burnishing, and basic toning of 23k gold leaf. Contact us to register
Nov. 10.11,12 2017 Seattle, Wa 10:30am - 5:30pm $695.00 AVAILABLE A three-day Intensive in Seattle, Wa. Learn to handle genuine gold leaf and experience all of the steps of this beautiful ancient art form for gilding frames, furniture, architectural detail, & other wooden objects, from preparing gesso and clay bole grounds to gilding, burnishing, and basic toning of 23k gold leaf. Contact us to register

Location Addresses:

NEW YORK CITY - Sepp Leaf Products - 381 Park Avenue S. - New York, NY 10016 (13th Floor)

SEATTLE - Charles Douglas Gilding Studio - 3815 4th Ave. NE - Seattle, WA 98105 (North Lake Union)


Class Two
gold leaf classes

Verre Églomisé

Glass GIlding. The use of gold or silver leaf on glass goes back to early Roman times and was a popular technique used for Looking Glass Mirrors during eighteenth and nineteenth century England.

Verre Églomisé, the practice of reverse gilding and etched painting on glass incorporating gold and silver leaf, is the foundation for the gilded mirrors offered by Charles Douglas in his Seattle gilding studio.

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All materials, gold leaf, and use of tools included.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
August 19, 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLE A one-day workshop that introduces students to the basics of verre églomisé & the artistry of gilded mirrors. Contact us to register
September 22,23 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $495.00 AVAILABLE A two-day intensive workshop that introduces students to verre églomisé & the artistry of gilded mirrors. Contact us to register
November 11, 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLE A one-day workshop that introduces students to the basics of verre églomisé & the artistry of gilded mirrors. Contact us to register
December 15,16 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $495.00 AVAILABLE A two-day intensive workshop that introduces students to verre églomisé & the artistry of gilded mirrors. Contact us to register

Location Addresses:

NEW YORK CITY - Sepp Leaf Products - 381 Park Avenue S. - New York, NY 10016 (13th Floor)

SEATTLE - Charles Douglas Gilding Studio - 3815 4th Ave. NE - Seattle, WA 98105 (North Lake Union)


Class Three
gold leaf classes

Gold Leaf Gilding for Works of Art... a Study for Fine Artists

A day of discovery for options and techniques for the use of genuine gold leaf in your works of art on canvas, paper, and panels.

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All materials, gold leaf, and use of tools included.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
September 9 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLE A one-day intensive workshop. Students explore the various methods of working with gold and silver leaf on canvas and panels for both background and embellishment. Contact us to register
October 3 2017 New York City 10:30am - 4:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLE A one-day intensive workshop. Students explore the various methods of working with gold and silver leaf on canvas and panels for both background and embellishment. Contact us to register
October 14 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLE A one-day intensive workshop. Students explore the various methods of working with gold and silver leaf on canvas and panels for both background and embellishment. Contact us to register
November 4 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLE A one-day intensive workshop. Students explore the various methods of working with gold and silver leaf on canvas and panels for both background and embellishment. Contact us to register

Location Addresses:

NEW YORK CITY - Sepp Leaf Products - 381 Park Avenue S. - New York, NY 10016 (13th Floor)

SEATTLE - Charles Douglas Gilding Studio - 3815 4th Ave. NE - Seattle, WA 98105 (North Lake Union)


Class Four
gold leaf classes

Toning Gilded Frames & Furniture

Explore various methods for patinating and antiquing gilded finishes.

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All materials, gold leaf, and use of tools included.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
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Location Addresses:

NEW YORK CITY - Sepp Leaf Products - 381 Park Avenue S. - New York, NY 10016 (13th Floor)

SEATTLE - Charles Douglas Gilding Studio - 3815 4th Ave. NE - Seattle, WA 98105 (North Lake Union)


Class Five
gold leaf classes

The Art of Crackle Gesso

Reminiscent of 13thc Italian Gilded Panels

An excellent compliment to the Traditional Water Gilding Class

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All materials, gold leaf, and use of tools included.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
New Class posting soon TBD Check Back Soon

Location Addresses:

NEW YORK CITY - Sepp Leaf Products - 381 Park Avenue S. - New York, NY 10016 (13th Floor)

SEATTLE - Charles Douglas Gilding Studio - 3815 4th Ave. NE - Seattle, WA 98105 (North Lake Union)


Class Six
gold leaf classes

Introduction to Oil Gilding

Oil GIlding. Apply genuine gold, silver, imitation gold, aluminum and copper leaf to objects, furniture and picture frmes using the oil size gilding method. Interior and exterior surfaces, you'll learn about types of adhesive, tacking and drying rates, easy leaf application tips and cleaning and burnishing the leaf.

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All materials, gold leaf, and use of tools included.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
August 26 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLEA One-Day Workshop providing an excellent introduction to gold leaf gilding. This versatile method extends from use on picture frames to the grandest of exterior Architectural Domes! Contact us to register
September 28 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLEA One-Day Workshop providing an excellent introduction to gold leaf gilding. This versatile method extends from use on picture frames to the grandest of exterior Architectural Domes! Contact us to register
November 25 2017 Seattle, Wa. 10:30am - 5:30pm $245.00 AVAILABLEA One-Day Workshop providing an excellent introduction to gold leaf gilding. This versatile method extends from use on picture frames to the grandest of exterior Architectural Domes! Contact us to register

Location Addresses:

NEW YORK CITY - Sepp Leaf Products - 381 Park Avenue S. - New York, NY 10016 (13th Floor)

SEATTLE - Charles Douglas Gilding Studio - 3815 4th Ave. NE - Seattle, WA 98105 (North Lake Union)


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