Gilding Oil & Water


March 24 & 25, 2018 9am ~ 5:00 PM

Instructor ~ Allison Jackson

Level ~ Beginner

Tuition ~ $350.00 Plus materials 


Allison is a gilding conservator who works for The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and The Fogg Museum at Harvard University.

This introductory course will introduce students to the traditional techniques of oil and water gilding. A historic overview of the practices and techniques of gilding will be presented, followed by a workshop where students will have the opportunity to participate in every step of the gilding process. On sample boards and wooden objects students will practice the techniques of preparation for gilding, including application of gesso and bole, and will learn to handle and cut gold leaf. Other topics covered in this class will include an overview of gilding conservation. This is a great opportunity to add this skill to your surface decoration techniques, and learn more about this ancient art.


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