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Traditional Water Gilding Class

The class is for anyone who is interested in water gilding and wants to learn more to improve their skills. The object we will gild will be a Florentine picture frame.  Students will learn to prepare rabbit skin glue, chalk gesso, bole, gilding liquor and toners. These materials will be applied as a demonstration and each student will work on his/her own frame.

Gold leaf will be handled and we will learn how to gild out of a book of gold leaf. We will discuss various techniques and open up discussions about other types of gilding options. Class fee includes all materials: 8”x 10” wooden picture frame, chopped and joined, 1 book of 22k gold leaf, cheese cloth, horse-hair cloth, 1lb. whiting, wet dry sand paper, cotton, mica powder, rabbit skin glue, Selhamin red clay, shellac, rottenstone, pumice powder and raw and burnt umber earth pigments.  Students should be dressed for working in a studio.

Students may use their own tools and materials, or purchase them

  • April 5-8, 2016
  • 9:30am-4:30pm
  • $900.00
  • $950.00
  • $120.00, includes: 8”x 10” wooden picture frame, chopped and joined, 1 book of 22k gold leaf, cheese cloth, horse-hair cloth, 1lb.whiting, wet dry sand paper, cotton, mica powder, rabbit skin glue, Selhamin red clay, shellac, rottenstone, pumice powder and raw and burnt umber earth pigments.
  • $124.00 includes: 2 brushes, a gilder’s tip, an agate burnisher, a gilder’s knife, and a mop.
  • 3-8
  • Jill London
  • 212-475-3174

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May 2014
Gilding Courses:
Oil Gilding: Metal Leaf Finishes by Jill London

In this hands on course participants will be guided through the centuries old techniques of oil gilding. From preparation to final antiquing and toning, each participant will learn the proper procedures to prime, prepare size, gild and seal over ten individual samples. Working with Dutch metal, aluminum, copper and silver leaf, members of the class will experiment with mat and broken leaf techniques, double gilding, inlays, distressed finishes, and flash gilding with mica powders and other effects.

April 2009
Gilding Courses:
Traditional Water Guilding by Jill London

The class is for anyone who is interested in water gilding and wants to learn more to improve their skills. The object we will gild will be a Florentine picture frame. Students will learn to prepare rabbit skin glue, chalk gesso, bole, gilding liquor and toners. These materials will be applied as a demonstration and each student will work on his/her own frame. Gold leaf will be handled and we will learn how to gild out of a book of gold leaf. We will discuss various techniques and open up discussions about other types of gilding options. Students may use their own tools and supplies, or purchase a supply kit. Students should be dressed for working in a studio.

November 2008
Gilding Courses:
Traditional Water Guilding by Michael Kramer
Oil Gilding: Metal Leaf Finishes by Jill London

In this hands on course, participants will be guided through the centuries old techniques of oil gilding. From preparation to final antiquing and toning, each participant will learn the proper procedures to prime, prepare size, gild and seal over ten individual samples. Working with Dutch metal, aluminum, copper, and silver leaf, members of the class will experiment with mat broken leaf techniques, double gilding, inlays, distressed finishes, and flash gilding with mica powders and other effects.
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November 2007
Gilding Courses:
Traditional Water Guilding by Michael Kramer
Oil Gilding: Metal Leaf Finishes by Jill London

In this hands on course, participants will be guided through the centuries old techniques of oil gilding. From preparation to final antiquing and toning, each participant will learn the proper procedures to prime, prepare size, gild and seal over ten individual samples. Working with Dutch metal, aluminum, copper, and silver leaf, members of the class will experiment with mat broken leaf techniques, double gilding, inlays, distressed finishes, and flash gilding with mica powders and other effects.

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