Choose from Four Options
- $29 for a 2-hour introduction to gold leaf gilding class ($60 value)
- $55 for a 2-hour introduction to gold leaf gilding class for two ($120 value)
- $119 for a 6.5-hour gilding for works of art on canvas, paper, and panels class ($250 value)
- $235 for a 6.5-hour gilding for works of art on canvas, paper, and panels class for two ($500 value)
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During the intro to gilding class, students will apply genuine 23k gold leaf and 12k white gold, and view ancient materials such as Dragon’s Blood, Clay Bole, and traditional gesso. The 6.5-hour class, on the other hand, delves deeper into how artists can use gold leaf within their art, examining the process and the theory behind it while offering students the chance to participate.
Charles Douglas Gilding Studio
A splash of gold can mean the difference between a work by Gustav Klimt and just another ornate painting of a couple kissing in geometric robes. But to get that splash of gold, you have to know how to gild. The art of applying gold leaf to a surface, gilding is believed to have originated in ancient Mesopotamia and has since been used for centuries to add an element of grandeur to art. At Charles Douglas Gilding Studio, Charles—the only instructor—teaches students how to recreate this process by applying genuine gold leaf to glass, paper, and pieces of fine art.
3815 4th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105