The Restoration Series: Re-Gilding Frames in 23kt Gold leaf.

Professional gilding classes with the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio.

Re-gilding a frame that has an existing finish can be the perfect solution for bringing new life to the aged frame or one that has fallen under disrepair.

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: Moulds, Casting, Beginning Water Gilding
The Restoration Series: Re-Gilding Frames in 23kt Gold leaf.

Re-gilding a frame that has an existing finish can be the perfect solution for bringing new life to the aged frame or one that has fallen under disrepair. But there are also considerations of preservation and conservation, namely, how can we preserve a gilded object and its history while also returning a state of elegance to a once beautiful picture frame that will present the artwork appropriately?

During the new 8 week class, gilding instructor Charles Douglas will guide you through the steps of simple non-toxic casting of missing ornaments, applying an isolating coat to the original finish, applying an undercoat color and oil gilding anew with 23k gold leaf. Gentle antiquing and protective coatings will also be demonstrated in this essential technique and approach for both the restorer and those with a desire to bring new life to frames of personal importance.


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

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
February 8, 15, 22:
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022
ZOOM 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST (4:00pm-5:30pm EST) - *Remember to adjust to your local Time Zone. US Time Change moves forward 1 hour March 13, 2022) $295.00 AVAILABLE REGISTER NOW

Class kit and materials:

Class Materials

Charles Douglas Classes - Water Gilding

Discount code will be provided during your workshop!

Complete Class Kit - Special

Purchase all the recommended tools from this educational series in one easy step.

CDWG/KIT $ 350.00
Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!
Class Kit

Also available, Sepp Leaf Professional Water Gilding Kits. Water Gilding Tool Kit, with gesso (whiting), rabbit skin glue, clay bole and genuine 22kt Gold leaf and our Water Gilding Materials Kit, including Gilders Tip brush, gilding pad and gilding knife at Water Gilding Kits.


Purchase class items individualy

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 special discount on 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!

213S/3.5 $ 25.00
Squirrel Hair - Single - 3.5" width x 2" Length - French
MA13 $ 68.50
MA13 Agate stone burnisher - Wood Handle - German
Agate Burnisher
61/2 $ 23.00
Pure Kazan Squirrel - Pointed Mop - Quill Ferrule - Wood Handle - French
8mm Brush
625/1 $ 28.00
Mixed Squirrel - 1" Tapered - Metal Ferrule - Wood Handle - German
1" Brush
GK/S $ 39.00
Gilders Knife - Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
Gilders Knife
GP/D $ 74.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
Gilders Pad
943/3/4 $ 20.00
Pure Ox Hair. 3/4". Metal ferrule and a raw wood handle.
3/4" Ox Brush
CARB3/1 $ 15.00
Florence Rouge Whiting - Gesso powder - 1 lb
Dry Gesso
RSG330/1 $ 24.00
Framers Glue - Rabbit Skin Glue - German Fine Granulated - 1 lb
Rabbit Skin Glue 1lb.
3355P/5 $ 46.50
Selhamin Red Bole - 5oz jar - Wet
Red Bole - Clay
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams
23kt Gold Leaf

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