May 2-6, 2020 Georgian Bay Art Conservation
“This Spring I will be returning to the hometown of my Grandfather and namesake who had helped gild Radio City Music Hall and The Roxy Theatre in New York back in the 1930’s. A special thank you to Art Conservator Amber Harwood of Georgian Bay Art Conservation in Owen Sound, Ontario for opening her studio and inviting me to present a full week of gilding classes! Gold Leaf Restoration & Gilded Bevel Frame Mats will be the focus during this week including the preparation and use of gesso putty for infilling, mould casting for the repair of broken or missing decorative elements and the basics of traditional water gilding, oil gilding, and toning. This 3-day workshop will follow a one-day study of gold leaf gilding for works of art on canvas, paper and panels, and a one-day workshop that introduces students to the basics of verre églomisé, the art of gilded mirrors. Registration is now open at gildingstudio.com or join The Gilding Arts Newsletter and receive the 10% Member Discount!” ~ Charles Douglas
WHEN May 2-6, 2020 10:30 am-4:30 pm
WHERE Georgian Bay Art Conservation 1735 4th Avenue West, 2nd Floor, Studio 18 Owen Sound, Ontario 226-923-2244
May 2nd, 2020 : Gold Leaf Gilding for Works of Art on Canvas, Paper & Panels ~ A Study for Fine Artists: Students explore the various methods of working with gold and silver leaf on canvas, paper and panels for both background and embellishment.
May 3rd, 2020 : Glass Gilding ~ The Foundation for Verre Églomisé: A one day intensive workshop that introduces students to the basics of verre églomisé and the artistry of gilded mirrors and creating special effects on glass.
May 4th-6th, 2020: 3-Day Gold Leaf Restoration & Gilded Bevels: This new three-day workshop introduces students to the essential methods and techniques of gold leaf restoration including the preparation and use of gesso putty for infilling, mould casting for the repair of broken or missing decorative elements and the basics of traditional water gilding, oil gilding, and toning. Students will also learn to create simple and attractive gilded bevelled mats for picture framing using both the water gilding and mordant gilding methods.
A fun and informative five days not to be missed! Materials, gold leaf, and use of studio tools included. Students will take home the project they gild in class with recipe handouts for making old world gilder’s gesso and clay bole!
All levels, including beginners, are welcome! Classes are suitable for fine artists, picture framers, furniture makers, art conservators, and those who simply want to explore a hands-on approach to this beautiful and mysterious centuries-old art form.
Gold Leaf Gilding for Works of Art: General Tuition: $275.00 USD Newsletter Tuition Rate: $250.00 USD (10% Member Discount)
Glass Gilding ~ The Foundation for Verre Églomisé: General Tuition: $275.00 USD Newsletter Tuition Rate: $250.00 USD (10% Member Discount)
3-Day Gold Leaf Restoration & Gilded Bevel Frame Mats: General Tuition: $750.00 USD Newsletter Tuition Rate: $675.00 USD (10% Member Discount)
Special Week-long Event Rate: General Tuition: $1,300.00 USD Newsletter Tuition Rate: $1,170.00 USD (10% Member Discount)
*All materials, gold leaf, and use of tools are included
Charles Douglas is a traditional gilder in private practice in the Pacific Northwest, specializing in custom gilding and the restoration of gold leaf gilded frames, furniture, architectural, and sacred gilded objects. Located along the northern tip of Lake Union (Seattle, Washington) in the Gasworks Gallery building, Charles’ focus is on contemporary and period-influenced gilded picture and mirror frames, furniture, and glass gilded mirrors based on the beautiful gilding art form of verre églomisé. His diverse selection of projects extends from luxury yacht interiors and residences to liturgical gilding and altars. A long-time member of the Society of Gilders and former editor of the society’s International Gilding Journal, Charles is a committed teacher of the gilding arts and offers classes in a variety of gold leaf gilding methods and techniques in Seattle, New York, Kentucky, and Owen Sound, Ontario.