Gilding Classes for Fine Artists.

Gold Leaf Gilding for Works of Art on Canvas, Paper, and Panels...a Study for Fine Artists

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gold leaf classes

Gold Leaf Gilding for Works of Art on Canvas, Paper, and Panels...a Study for Fine Artists

Students explore the various methods of working with Brass metal leaf, Aluminum leaf, and Gold and Silver leaf on canvas, paper, and panels for both background and embellishment. Learn to lay a genuine 23k gold leaf ground for painting while discovering the use of MSA varnish and GAC200/500 for protection of tarnishable metals and providing isolating coats for painting in oils and acrylics.

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.


August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022 (Once a Week for 8 Weeks)

1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT (4:00pm - 5:30pm EST; Adjust for Local Time Zone)

This is an 8 session class for a total of 12 hours.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022 On Line 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT (4:00pm - 5:30pm EST) $295.00 AVAILABLE Register Now!

November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022 (Once a Week for 8 Weeks)

1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT (4:30pm - 6:00pm EST; Note: Daylight Savings Time Ends Nov. 6, Clocks Go Back 1 Hour!)

This is an 8 session class for a total of 12 hours.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022 On Line 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT (4:30pm - 6:00pm EST) $295.00 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 $ 10.00
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 $ 12.95
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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