Modern & Water Gilding Courses: Register Now at Gold Leaf NZ

— Water Gilding Workshop Outline:

You will learn the water gilding technique that was used by the ancient Egyptians most commonly used to decorate picture frames, valuable objects and furniture.

  • 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.
  • Introduction to gold and silver flakes for abstract gilding and mixed media artwork.
  • Gesso: traditionally making the gesso from rabbit skin glue/whiting, and applying in layers.
  • Bole/gilders clay: red, yellow & black and the effect of its colour on the finished gilded surface.
  • Water size: Making with rabbit skin glue.
  • How to gild with genuine gold leaf.
  • How to gild with imitation gold leaf.
  • Burnishing and finishing the gilded surface
  • Protecting the gold leaf

— Modern Gilding Workshop Outline:

This modern gilding course is based on Kolner gilding systems for gilding on metal, glass, wood, ceramic, paper and stone. Its must faster than the traditional water gilding method. The modern gilding method is a new way to gild on wood, ceramic, stone, glass, metal, plastic and concrete.

  • 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.
  • Introduction to Kolner products: Instacoll system, KGGG System Fond, Permacoll Size, Kolner Ceramics, Kolner Classic, Kolner Miniatum, Kolner
  • Relief Kit and Kolner Stone Mason.
  • Introduction to gilding tools
  • When to use Loose and when to use the Patent (Transfer) leaf.

Need to know:

— The course duration is 4 hours.
— No previous gilding experience is required.
— All the tools and materials covered in these two workshops will be provided by Gold Leaf NZ to use during the workshop.
— Use coupon: WSHOP10 to get a 10% discount if you want to own these tools.
— At the end of the course, you will no doubt be able to gild on your own.

Location:

— Maximum number of people in each workshop is Five.
— Workshop will be held at Gold Leaf NZ in Hamilton, or by arraignment.
— You can also request to come to you, and teach you at your home/work. This is by a prior arraignment.
— If you want a workshop just for you, or for your staff, contact us to discuss the details.

No obligation at this stage. Simply use the form below to register your interest:

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