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Do you have pieces in your home that need updating? Do you love the look of polished gold and silver?  How about learning to gild using various metallic leaf  such as copper, silver and gold?  Anyone can gild including the DIY!

Gilding is a fun process and in this workshop, you will learn 

  • surface preparation
  • adhesion or sizing in water and oil base
  • all the types of metallic leaf
  • glazing and shellac
  • schiabin and bolo
  • historic background of gilding
  • take home samples

Participants will gild an item to take home as well as bring home 2 23" x 18" panels in gold, silver and copper leaf.  Join us for a fun Saturday!


  • all materials
  • drinks
  • snacks
  • notebook
  • take home samples

Limited to 4 students
Please bring your own lunch as we will take a 20-30 minute break to eat.