Master Gilding Class with Professional Certificate

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Get the Midas Touch – and become a professional gilder

The extensive 9-day class covers all aspects of gilding from basic techniques to advanced knowledge.

With no previous knowledge required, you’ll learn everything you need to know about gilding from our pre-eminent expert, Master Craftsman, Karl Eggert.


Learn traditional & modern gilding techniques

  • Timber, plaster, paper-mache, glass, shell, wrought
  • Special surface preparation
    • Different substrates need different surface preparations so the end result looks good and the project will last.
  • Application of gold and silver leaf, Dutch metal, aluminium, & copper leaf.
    • You will learn to use all types of leaves. Genuine gold and silver, Dutch metal, aluminium and copper leaf which is heat-treated and has a wonderful sunburst of colours.
  • Patination.
    • Ageing with glazes and acids
  • Water gilding (gold burnishing)
    • Traditional 17th century technique of gilding.
  • Leaf & flake application in unique combinations.
    • Application of various leaves onto flat boards. This technique can be used to gild walls and ceilings.
  • Food Gilding
    • You will learn how to apply gold leaf to food and wine.

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What you will learn
  • Special surface preparation
  • Application of gold and silver leaf, Dutch metal, aluminium, & copper leaf.
  • Timber, plaster, paper-mache, glass, shell, wrought iron
What you will get
  • Meet Master Craftsman, Karl Eggert.
  • Master Class students will receive lifetime membership to the Goldfinger Club
  • Free ongoing advice for any future projects – phone and email support.
  • Generous discounts of 20% on all materials and supplies*.
  • Opportunity to work with the Art Gilding team on architectural projects.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear


Appropriate for

With no previous knowledge required


The Art Gilding Academy

Vendor since 2016

Whether you are a beginner or would like to learn more complex gold leafing skills, the Art Gilding Academy has a course to suit you.Learn the skills and techniques to apply gold leaf to your own projects!

Have you ever dreamed of having the skills to apply gold leaf to frames, ornaments, furniture or artwork? Would you like to gild a cornice, ceiling or an entire wall yourself?

You may want to:

- Learn how to gild as a fun hobby

- Add another skill and more income to your business, or

- Start a lucrative new business as a gilder

Whatever your ambitions are, the Art Gilding Academy can give you the skills to do it. Art Gilding can also provide the materials you’ll need for your own projects at competitive prices.

No less then a Master Craftsman to teach you!

All courses are taught by our expert Master Craftsman, Karl Eggert who is renowned for his passion in passing on the skills of this fine craft.

No previous skills or experience is necessary. You will be shown the step-by-step methods and techniques used in this amazing craft.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

The Art Gilding Academy requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email The Art Gilding Academy to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Art Gilding Academy or organised by The Art Gilding Academy must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Art Gilding Academy.


I agree to give The Art Gilding Academy unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Art Gilding Academy classes and events or on The Art Gilding Academy's premises. (For use of The Art Gilding Academy marketing materials).


The Art Gilding Academy requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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