A Study in Oil Gilding...and other Mordants

Charles Douglas Gilding Studio ZOOM classes

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.

Gilding Workshop
How to Oil Gild and gold leaf classes

A Study in Oil Gilding...and other Mordants

Designed to produce a soft satin to a semi-gloss appearance, oil gilding is the most often used method for gilding exterior architecture including Domes, Cupolas, and incised lettering of stonework. It is also used for frames, furniture, and interior architectural detail.

This popular method of gilding is often where gilders begin. Although less time-intensive than traditional water gilding its properties still need to be properly understood to produce an attractive and long-lasting finish.

During this Online six-week course the student will gain an understanding of quick and slow oil sizeon a variety of objects including stone, metal, glass, and wood. Students will become familiar with the various options and requirements for undercoats for interior and exterior work, while also exploring both historical and contemporary alternatives to oil as a mordant for gilding including acrylic emulsion, garlic, and gum ammoniac.


This is an 6 session class for a total of 9 hours. Each session is 90 minutes.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 2021 ZOOM 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST (4:00pm - 5:30pm EST; Adjust for International Time Zones) $225.00 AVAILABLE
Choose A Study in Oil Gilding; Mar. 3 - Apr. 7, 2021

Charles Douglas Studios Oil Gilding Kit
CDOG/KIT $ 240.00
GILDER’S KIT FOR “OIL GILDING” CLASSES
Oil based

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 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!

213S/3 $ 25.00
3 inch Gilders Tip Brush. SINGLE - Squirrel Hair. Made in France
954/1/2 $ 9.00
Wash Brush, FLAT 1/2" - Mixed Squirrel. German
954/3/4 $ 11.00
Wash Brush, FLAT 3/4" - Mixed Squirrel. German
GK/S $ 39.00
Gilders Knife - Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
GP/D $ 80.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
DQ/4 $ 11.75
Dux Quick Dry Oil Size - 4 oz
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams

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