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Introduction to Gilding Five Day Intensive with John Cross, at The School of Stuff in East London

Introduction to Gilding Five Day Intensive with John Cross, at The School of Stuff in East London

Duration: Five Days

Price: £515

Run by: Amanda Girling-Budd
at The School of Stuff


B003, Lighthouse Studios 73-75
Shacklewell Lane
Greater London
E8 2EB

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About the Course

All that glitters here will be gold, real gold! Learn how to apply gold leaf to objects in this five day intensive masterclass with John Cross. John is a highly experienced cabinetmaker and furniture conservator, with a wealth of experience in gilding and in-depth knowledge of furniture history. You will learn two traditional techniques of gilding on wood, water gilding and oil gilding, and learn how to burnish and polish gilded surfaces, and how to tone the gold for an antique effect or to blend with surrounding gilding. You can either bring an object that you would like to gild, or learn the techniques on sample panels.
Class size is restricted to six students to allow for plenty of individual attention. This session runs for five continuous days, Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.

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?

We will use real gold leaf in this session, the price of which is included in the course fee.

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Course Start Dates

Monday 16th September 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners