The Art of Gold Leaf Restoration Online classes.

Gold Leaf Restoration Part II

Gold Leaf Restoration Part II is the continuation of the popular Introduction to Gold Leaf Restoration class. Learn the essentials about hide glue, gesso making, traditional clay bole and gold leaf types.

ZOOM classes with Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

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 Restoration class
Gold Leaf Restoration Part II

Gold Leaf Restoration Part II is the continuation of the popular Introduction to Gold Leaf Restoration class where we explored a non-toxic silicone method of creating moulds for casting missing frame ornaments in hydrocal, gesso putty for filling holes and gouges, and traditional water gilding in 23k gold leaf.

Gold Leaf Restoration Part II continues the process of restoring gilded frames which can also be applied to gilded furniture and other wooden objects. The focus is gesso consolidation for stabilizing loose gilded gesso with such binders as rabbit skin glue, isinglass, fish glue, and discussion of modern consolidating agents.

The use of gesso putty will be shown for its benefits in rebuilding sections in areas of gesso loss all leading to ultimate ingilding with gold leaf, burnishing, rubbing, and toning to blend with an existing gilded surface.

Join us for this final class of 2021 and for what will be an exciting class in the captivating field of gold leaf restoration!

All classes are Live on Zoom and recorded for viewing by students which remain accessible through Zoom for six months.

A Materials list will be made available on this website for download soon! Or contact the Instructor Charles Douglas for further info at charles.studio@usa.net.


This is an 8 session class for a total of 12 hours. Each session is 90 minutes.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
October 18, - November 4, 13, 20, 27, - December 4, 11, 18 2021 ZOOM 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST (4:00pm - 5:30pm EST) - Adjust for Local Time Zones $290.00 8 Student Max AVAILABLE
Select Restoration Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18

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