Sacred Gilding... Gilding the Buddha

Sacrd Gilding - A Two-Part Masterclass in Gold Leaf Gilding

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

Sacred Gilding...Gilding a Stone Buddha in 23kt Gold Leaf

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

We begin with the sound of the Tibetan Singing Bowl followed by a brief discussion of the use of gilding in Sacred practice with an emphasis on the technical use of the Mordant Gilding method. A non-animal water-based adhesive is used in the beautiful gilding of the Buddha in genuine gold leaf.


The two 1-Hour-long Masterclass focuses on four elements:

- Preparing the Buddha with an undercoat to seal tthe surface and provide a sympatheticc color underneath the Gold Leaf

- Applying a Water Based Mordant and Gilding in genuine gold leaf

- Cleaning the gold with clear, pure cold distilled Water

- Using the water-based adhesive with an alternative Brass Leaf will also be demonstrated with the use of toning mediums for an aged affect

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 Buddha, representative of one of the 29 named Buddhas while using the traditional gilder's tools. ~


Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
June 21-27, 2023 (Once a Week for 2 Weeks) On Line 11:00am - 12:30pm PST (2:00pm - 3:30pm EST; Adjust for Local Time Zone) $110.00 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 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/3.5 $ 81.00
Pure Sable Kolinsky 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 $ 14.75
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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