Gold Leaf Gilding Classes in NYC & Seattle

A photo montage of many of the wonderful students that travel far and wide to study traditional gilding methods. We make gesso, clay bole, lay genuine 23kt gold leaf, gild frames, decorative elements, glass for artful mirrors. There is also a new class for fine artists who wish to learn to apply gold leaf within their works of art on canvas, paper, and panels. http://www.gildingstudio.com/gilding_classes.html
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Tapping the gold leaf gently to help ensure contact with the surface made wet with water.

Gold Leaf Gilding Classes by Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

Gently tamping the gold leaf down onto the moist water gilded surface to ensure contact with the clay bole ground.

Gold Leaf Gilding Classes by Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

Burnishing Youtube Video

Burnishing gold or silver leaf with an agate stone during water gilding makes the leaf shine while compressing it into the surface, making it more durable.

Traditional Water Gilding: Making Gesso

But this is how gesso is made from rabbit skin glue, calcium carbonate, and distilled water.

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SeppLeaf, Gilding supplies and superlative finishes.

Clay bole being prepared. Used as a base for traditional water gilding. Classes given in New York and Seattle. http://www.gildingstudio.com/gilding_classes.html

Gold Leaf Gilding Classes by Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

Oil Gilding the Nutcracker soldier...Gilding for the Holidays!

Oil Gilding the Nutcracker soldier.Gilding for the Holidays!

Laying 23kt gold leaf for her first time.

Laying gold leaf for her first time.

Gilding in Seattle!

Gold Leaf Gilding Classes by Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

Applying Gesso Youtube Video

Applying traditional gesso for water gilding is a careful process, especially to avoid pinholes, but it can be done!

Student gilds a frame in class. Join us to learn traditional water gilding methods and more! Classes held in Seattle and New York  http://www.gildingstudio.com/gilding_classes.html

Gold Leaf Gilding Classes by Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

A few pieces done by students in Traditional Water Gilding Class. Classes held in Seattle and New York. http://www.gildingstudio.com/gilding_classes.html

Gold Leaf Gilding Classes by Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

Student holding gold leaf with the hairs of the 'Tip'. The water being applied to the object's surface will draw the leaf off the tip which will then wrap around the surface, one piece at a time.

Gold Leaf Gilding Classes by Charles Douglas Gilding Studio

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