Sacred Gilding... Gilding the Buddha

Charles Douglas Gilding Studio ZOOM classes

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Sacred Gilding...Gilding a Stone Buddha gold leaf classes

Sacred Gilding...Gilding a Stone Buddha in 23kt Gold Leaf (July 12 2022)

A 90 Minute Masterclass in 23k Mordant Gilding

Sacred Gilding...Gilding The Buddha…This version of the Sacred Gilding series takes students on a journey to the ancient practice of gold leaf gilding of a Tibetan Buddha.

We begin with the sound of the Tibetan Singing Bowl followed by a brief discussion of the use of gilding in Sacred practice, from Christian Orthodox Iconography to the gilded altars of Hare Krishna with an emphasis on the technical use of the Mordant Gilding method.

This 90 minute Masterclass focuses on three elements:
Preparing the Buddha with a Painted undercoat to seal tthe surface and provide a sympatheticc color underneath the Gold Leaf
Applying a Water Based Mordant and Gilding in genuine 23k gold leaf
Cleaning the gold with clear, pure cold distilled Rosewater

Gilder and Teacher Charles Douglas will guide students in full detail through each step of the Mordant Gilding method as he works on a small Tibetan Buddha, representative of one of the 29 named Buddhas while using the traditional gilder's tools. ~

Simple Cast Buddhas may be found on Amazon which you'll be transforming through the ancient art of gold leaf gilding!


July 12 2022

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July 12, 2022 ZOOM 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST (4:30pm - 6:00pm EST $60.00 AVAILABLE REGISTER NOW

Charles Douglas Studios Oil Gilding Kit
CDOG/KIT $ 285.00
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!

213K/3.5 $ 81.00
Pure Sable Kolinski Gilder's Tip - Single - 3.5" width x 2" Length - French
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 $ 74.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
DQ/4 $ 14.00
Dux Quick Dry Oil Size - 4 oz
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams

Optional item not included in kit

Dux Aquasize 8oz Dux Water Based Size is a clear, water-based adhesive formulated for all interior gilding projects.

DWS/8 $ 12.95
Dux - Aquasize size. Waterbased adhesive. 8 oz. - 1/2 Pint

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