Introduction to Oil Gilding classes

How to gild with oil size adhesive.

Join this hands-on instructional teaching classes for gilding with oil size adhesive. Great for picture frames, mirror frames, furniture, objects and much more.

The is excited to partner with Charles Douglas from The Gilding Studio to provide you with the highest quality, hands on training for the gilding arts.

How to gild with oil size adhesive.

Oil Gilding: The Fundamentals of Gilding Wood, Metal, and Stone

Oil Gilding, also known as a form of Mordant Gilding, is the application of a specially formulated oil-based varnish to a non-porous surface as an adhesive for gilding. This varnish which comes in both Quick Size and Slow Size versions can be used with any precious and non-precious metal leaf including gold leaf, silver leaf, brass, aluminum, palladium, and platinum leaf.

Suitable for both Interior and Exterior applications, Oil Gilding has an extraordinarily wide range of applications, from frames, furniture, and architectural detail to any object made of wood, metal, or stone.

This 3-Part Online Gilding Class teaches the student the fundamentals of Oil Gilding:
- How To Properly Seal and Paint an Undercoat for objects made of wood, metal, or stone, each demonstrated in class
- How To Apply the Oil Size and when to choose Quick or Slow Size
- How to Gild using imitation gold and silver (Brass and Aluminum Leaf)
- How to gild using genuine 23k Gold Leaf using the gilder’s tools: the Pad, Knife, and Tip
- How to clean the gilded gold leaf with cold water, apply shellac as a final Sealer, and applying basic Toning materials for Antiqued effects.

All Online classes are Live and Recorded with recordings remaining viewable for six months. A Question/Answer Period is included during each Weekly Session!

Note: A confirmation of your attendance will be sent within 24 hours. A Materials List and a Link for an Optional Gilding Kit will be provided Upon Registration.

Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
November 11, 18, 25, 2023 On-Line 11:00am - 12:30pm PST - 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST $165.00 AVAILABLEA One-Day Workshop providing an excellent introduction to gold leaf gilding. Develop an understanding of the oil gilding method using 23k gold leaf in a supportive setting. Learn to handle genuine gold leaf and the traditional gilder's tools while gilding your own small Buddah to take home. REGISTER

Class Materials

Charles Douglas Classes - Oil 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.

GSOG/KIT $ 249.95
Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!
Class Kit

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!

25S/3 $ 22.50
Blue Squirrel Hair - Single - 3" width x 2" Length - German
954/1/2 $ 8.00
Wash Brush, FLAT 1/2" - Mixed Squirrel. German
Wash Brush
954/3/4 $ 11.00
Wash Brush, FLAT 3/4" - Mixed Squirrel. German
Wash Brush
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
Gilders Pad
DQ/4 $ 14.75
Dux Quick Dry Oil Size - 4 oz
Oil Size adhesive
MA23.00DB/B $ 96.00
Manetti Brand - 23kt Double Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf - 18 grams
23kt Gold Leaf

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