High Gloss Modern Water Gilding Workshop Using KGGG System Fond


  • All you need to gild on wood.
  • Great for gilding picture frames, valuable objects and furniture.
  • Burnishing and finishing the gilded surface.
  • Protecting the gold leaf

$395.00

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The advantage of modern water gilding method developed by Kolner (KGGG System Fond) over the Traditional Water Gilding Technique is the less time and effort you spend in gilding. In few hours only you will be able to achieve a high gloss mirror finish gilding, instead of days when using the traditional gilding technique.

The Kölner KGGG system consists of three components: Component 1 is impregnation agent (Sealer P, Sealer 123A), Component 2 is burnishing clay (Fond) and Component 3 is a size for water gilding (Colnasol). The components are water dilutable and applied without warming. Thereby you safe time and get a good adhesive between the different layers.

You can gild with KGGG Fond and decorate picture frames, valuable objects and furniture to a high quality standard in a very short time. You can also take the Modern Gilding Workshop, which will allow you to decide on what method of gilding is best for each project.

High Gloss Water Gilding Workshop Outline:

  • Introduction to gilding tools.
  • Introduction to genuine gold, silver, and copper leafs.
  • Introduction to composition (imitation) leafs such as gold, silver, copper, variegated and coloured.
  • Using the KGGG-System Sealer 123a. The impregnation agent to seal an absorbing surface.
  • Using Kölner Fond, one-layer gilders clay, which replaces the Gesso and bole/poliment layers of the traditional system.
  • How to prepare and use the Component 3: Colnasol concentrated composition of Rabbit Skin Glue.
  • How to gild with genuine gold leaf.
  • Burnishing and finishing the gilded surface.
  • Protecting the gold leaf using a varnish without loosing the metallic finish of gold.

Need to know:

— The course duration is 4 hours.
— No previous gilding experience is required.
— All the tools and materials covered in the workshop will be provided for you to use during the workshop.
— By the end of the course, you will no doubt be able to gild on your own.
— No refund and no reschedule once your placed is booked.
— Free onsite parking.
— Free coffee, tea and light snacks available.

Location:

— The workshop will be held at Gold Leaf NZ in Hamilton. The address will be emailed to you.
— No bystanders, everyone comes must have paid the fee.
— You can also request to come to you, and teach you at your home/work. This is by a prior arrangement and incurs an extra fee and travel expenses.

When / Time:

— The workshop starts at 11am ends at 3pm.
— Maximum of three students in a workshop.

Other dates & times are available by prior arrangement. please contact us.

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For those who are taking the online workshops and residing outside NZ:

  • I am using NZ local time. Therefore, you need to match it up with your local time in order not to miss the workshop.
  • The maximum number of participants in each workshop is three for all workshops.
  • You will need to have a piece of wood, a picture frame, or similar to gild during the workshop.
  • You do not have to gild with me during the workshop. However, it is recommended that you have the tools and products handy at the time you are watching the course so that you follow along with me.

For those how are living in NZ:

  • You can take the online workshop or come in person to our workshop.
  • The workshop will be held at Gold Leaf NZ in Hamilton.
  • All the tools and materials covered in the workshop will be provided for you to use during the workshop.

Not happy with our dates and times? Please email me with the date and time that works for you.