Gilding Class: Introduction to Gold Leafing

Learn the basics of gold leafing in this two-hour gilding class

2 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $129 (or 4 payments of $32 Afterpay)

Are you on the hunt for unique things to do in Sydney and, like us, have always had a deep appreciation and fascination for all things golden? Join the Art Gilding Academy for a two-hour introduction to gold leafing workshop, where you will learn the basics of applying gold leaf to objects.

Led by husband and wife duo Karl and Brigitte Eggert, this relaxing two-hour class will demonstrate the ancient art of gilding and guide you in creating a stunning leafed abalone shell with natural mother of pearl, which you can take home after the class!

To make this class even better, you can also enjoy wine and edible 24 karat gold Tim Tams throughout the session. We want you to feel like absolute royalty as you delve into the art of gilding.

This introductory workshop is perfect for complete beginners who want to learn more about gilding in a calm and friendly environment.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • A leafed Abalone Shell with natural Mother of Pearl for you to take home
  • Enjoy wine and edible 24 karat gold Tim Tams throughout the session
What to bring
Just yourself and a passion to learn something new!
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

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Art Gilding Academy
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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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Cristy Norton Jun 2021

Brigitte is a warm lady with many stories to tell as she introduced our small group to the gentle art of gold leafing. We enjoyed 24carat gold leaf covered Tim Tams and white wine while we worked and the evening was filled with convivial conversation and laughter. We all left with a beautiful gold leaf covered shell to take home and new skills and I will definitely be back in the future to take more sessions with Karl and Brigitte. Thank you!

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