Gilding Restoration Course
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About the Course
This is a 5 day course in Giltwood Frame and Object Restoration. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to master basic gilding techniques and restore items sympathetically that are worn and damaged. This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience is ever assumed.
During the 5 days the following topics will be covered:-
Investigation, plan, cleaning and making basic repairs by casting, modelling or carving.
Gesso and putty repairs. Gesso smoothing, application of bole and water gilding.
Oil gilding, toning and distressing to match in repairs.
The course is taught by Sophie Woodhouse, a very experienced gilder who has run this course for over 7 years.Sophie has worked on numerous restoration projects at Oxford colleges and was part of the team that gilded the barge for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Please get in touch for details.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The course fee includes use of all tools and materials. One book of gold is provided, more is available for purchase as necessary.
Refreshments are freely available during the day
Lunch is provided at a popular restaurant in Thaxted.
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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- Accessible by public transport
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners