Gilding For Works Of Art. A Study For Fine Artists

One Day In Person Class

The GildedPlanet.com is excited to partner with the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio to provide you with the highest quality, hands on training for the gilding arts.

gold leaf for fine artists classes

Gilding For Works Of Art... a Study for Fine Artists

Students explore the various methods of working with gold and silver leaf on canvas and paper for both background and embellishment.


Learn to lay a genuine 23k gold leaf ground for painting as well as brass and silver colored aluminum leaf. Discover the use of MSA Varnish and GAC 200/500 as an isolating coat to protect tarnishable metals while successfully painting over the gilding with your choice of oil or acrylic mediums.

Instructor Charles Douglas will patiently take you through the intricacies of working with delicate gold leaf and how to tame it with the proper use of the gilder's tip, pad, and knife. Explore such ancient mordants as gum ammoniac, and glair, and contemporary oil size and acrylic emulsion.

NOTE: All Levels Welcome! Feel free to bring a work of art though not required. Optional gilding kits are available through Gilded Planet. Gilding Kits are not Required for the class since the use of studio tools is provided. Students will need to purchase One Booklet of 23k Gold Leaf for the Class. (An Online Link will be provided with a student discount Upon Registration).

*Materials: Students will just need to bring 1 Booklet 23k Gold Leaf (Loose Leaf) to class. Substitutions are fine but must be Loose Leaf. A Promo Code and Website Link for GildedPlanet will be provided upon Registration. (May also be Purchased at Sepp Leaf on day of class).

All Other Materials are Included in Tuition. Students may bring a personal work of art to class to share or discuss but not required.

*Gilding Tools: Studio Gilding Tools are available for Student’s Use during Class. (Optional Gilding Kits are Available for Purchase. A link and Promo Code will be provided upon Registration.)


In Person Class - 1 day only

January 17, 2024

10:30 am - 4:30 pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
Location: Sepp Leaf Products 318 Park Ave S. NY, NY (Between 26th and 27th Streets, 13th Floor)
Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
January 17, 2024 In Person Sepp Leaf Products 318 Park Ave S. NY, NY (Between 26th and 27th Streets, 13th Floor) 10:30 am - 4:30 pm $250.00 AVAILABLE REGISTER NOW

Class kit and materials:

Charles Douglas Studios Oil Gilding Kit
CDWOA/KIT $ 280.00
GILDER’S KIT FOR “Gilding for Works of Art" CLASSES
The kit includes:
-213K/3.1/2 - Kolinsky Gilder's Tip
-954/1/2 - Flat Mop Brush
-954/3/4 - Flat Mop Brush
-GK/S - Single Gilder's Knife
-GP/D - Gilders Pad
-GS - 4oz Aquasize water based Size
-MA23.00DB/B - 23kt Genuine Gold Leaf Book - Loose

Purchase class items individually

Re-load on essential items!!! Every artist knows that If you use your tools right, then they will preform for you. True work horses - and in a pinch, you know which are your "go-to" tools. But even your hardest working friends need refreshing. Now is your time. And enjoy a 5% discounton the folowing items, exclusively through the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio Workshops. Thanks for participating in our workshops!

Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!

213K/3.1/2 $81.00
3.1/2" Kolinsky Gilder's Tip brush
Gilder's Tip
954/1/2 $9.00
954/1/2 Flat Brush
Flat Mop Brush
GK/S $39.00
GK/S Single Edge Gilder's Knife
Gilder's Knife
GP/D $74.00
Deluxe 7 x 9½" Italian Gilder's Pad W/O Shield
Gilder's Pad
GS $11.95
Aquasize 4oz water based Size
Adhesive Size
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams
23kt Gold Leaf

Optional items not included in kit
S2125/B $ 12.50
Nazionale Brand - Imitation Gold Book - Color 2.5 - Loose Leaf
S2140/B $ 10.00
Nazionale Brand - Imitation Silver Book - Aluminum Leaf - Loose Leaf
KP/Q $ 42.00
Kolcaustoco Venetian Plaster - Untinted Quart - 35 to 45 sq. ft. per quart.
DBR/8 $ 16.00
Burnish Sealer Red - 8 oz. 1/2 Pint - Solvent Baased
BPKG/2 $ 33.00
KARAT GOLD #32 - Bronzing Powder 2 oz. jar USA
BPLPG/2 $ 42.00
LEAF LINING PALE GOLD #17 Bronzing Powder 2 oz. jar USA

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