Beginners Gilding Course

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Beginners gilding course with furniture painting option

The beginners gilding course will show you;-

beginners gilding course


In our Beginners gilding course, you will learn how to prepare surfaces for new or restoration gilding.

The application of gold and alloy leaf using modern water-based sizes and also traditional methods of oil and water gilding.

Using genuine traditional techniques and materials, we will demonstrate all the stages of preparation of gesso & bole to the laying and burnishing of gold leaf.  Student s have plenty of opportunity to practice on their own or provided pieces

You can find out more by contacting Pepie

The course will also cover an introduction to gilded frame restoration.beginners gilding course

beginners gilding course


At the end of two days students should have completed a projects to take home.

Of course students can bring their own projects to restore or gild if they wish.


We don’t provide course notes but after the course, even weeks or months later we will answer any questions.


Numbers are limited to 3 persons per course to allow for individual tuition and attention.


Lunch and light refreshments provided all day.

The Course fee includes the use of all materials and tools necessary.  Students will also be provided with imitation gold and silver leaf for practice pieces.

Information about gold leaf and sundries are available from suppliersWrights of Lymm Ltd or from Gold Leaf Supplies

Course times

We usually start about 9:30 and finish late afternoon but entirely personal choice (We usually like to finish by about 6:00 in the evening)beginners gilding course

How many people will there be on the course?

Maximum of three per weekend.


€195 including all materials, lunches, snacks, etc.

The course is prepaid.



Once you pay the fee your place on your specified course is guaranteed. If subsequently you want to cancel we will fully refund your fee if you give us a month’s notice. With less than a month’s notice we will refund if we can find somebody to fill the cancelled space.

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