Discover Gilding Workshop: Oval Plaque

Learn how to apply faux gold leaf to an oval plaque in this four-hour gilding workshop

Art Gilding Academy

Art Gilding Academy

5.0 (1)

4 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $250 (or 4 payments of $63 Afterpay)

Are you a crafty and creative person looking for unique things to do in Sydney? Why not try out this comprehensive gilding workshop with Art Gilding Academy where you will learn all the basics of gold leaf application.

In this beginner-friendly class, give an oval plaque the Midas touch with faux gold leaf. You will learn how to apply the gold leaf, seal it for durability as well as add patina to make the plaque look like something from ancient times in just a few minutes.

Over four hours you will be guided in this relaxing technique which you can use on anything from mirror frames, furniture and more!

During the break, enjoy light refreshments with the group before returning to finish off your gold masterpiece.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All tuition and materials
  • Refreshments served during the break
  • Your own oval plaque to take home
What to bring
Wear something casual.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Art Gilding Academy, Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW

Your teacher
Art Gilding Academy
Art Gilding Academy

5.0 (1)

Karl Eggert’s interest in the ancient craft of gilding was inspired at a young age after attending a Tutankhamen exhibition.

Art Gilding was founded in 1975 by Karl Eggert, who trained as a church restorer in Cologne, Germany. Karl is one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on metal leaf gilding with more than 45 years of experience.

He is passionate and devoted to this fascinating craft and takes great pleasure in the long-lasting effects of his work.

In the past this ancient craft with all its secrets was passed from father to son, but in 1999 Karl, together with his wife Brigitte founded the Art Gilding Academy to make this beautiful craft of gilding available to anybody who wants to learn it.

With a reputation for impeccable craftsmanship, Art Gilding has undertaken hundreds of significant projects in Australia, Europe and Asia.

Our projects include State Parliament House NSW, Sydney Town Hall, NSW Government House, Star City Casino, 5 Star Hotels, many churches and prestigious office buildings as well as the Golden Chariot of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Worldwide, Art Gilding’s unsurpassed reputation has led to many significant commissions including the Stamford Hotel Singapore and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

Art Gilding has also completed many private projects in residential and commercial premises. From restaurants and multi-million dollar yachts to private residences, Art Gilding has created hundreds of stunning finishes.

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