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The School of Stuff: Gilding - Five Day Masterclass Course

From: Monday 07.09.20
at 10:00am
To: Friday 11.09.20
at 4:00pm

The School of Stuff 
B003, Lighthouse Studios, 89A Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EB




All that glitters here will be gold, real gold! Learn how to apply gold leaf to objects in this five day intensive masterclass with Alex Schouvaloff. 

Event description: 

Alex is a highly experienced lacquer and gilding specialist. The small class size means the five day session can be tailored to your needs. You can learn two traditional techniques of gilding on wood, water gilding and/or 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. Alternatively you can learn specialist restoration techniques for damaged gilded surfaces. We will be using real gold leaf in this session, and the price of one book of gold leaf is included in the course fee. 

The class size is restricted to allow for social distancing, but it also means that you will get plenty of individual attention. We have PPE available for everyone.

This session runs for five continuous days, Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. 

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This event is not run by Icon, please ensure you check the School of Stuff website for updates and changes to dates. Please contact the event organiser directly with any questions.