Gold Leaf Gilding Course: Golden Weekend

Learn how to apply gold leaf to objects in this two-day intensive gilding course

Art Gilding Academy

Art Gilding Academy

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2 x 6 hours Class size 1 to 6     label $880

  • If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend this class anytime
  • If you're not fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend from 15th Dec onwards, or when NSW reaches 95% double vaccination, whichever is earlier

Join the Art Gilding Academy, led by husband and wife duo Karl and Brigitte, in this weekend course where you will learn everything you need to know about the relaxing and exciting art of gilding. This is a unique weekend experience in Sydney you will treasure forever.

Gold leaf gilding has the power to bring any object to life and makes a statement like no other. In this intensive, two-day course you will learn the techniques to gilding which you can use at home, on anything from mirror frames to furniture and even entire walls!

What you will do during this weekend course:

  • Gilding of Egyptian plaque (valued at $345)
  • Application of antique Patina to make the plaque look more than 100 years old
  • Gilding of four boards (faux silver, faux gold, copper leaf and genuine silver leaf). Use this skill to gild tabletops, panels, walls and ceilings.
  • Gilding of a canvas in a leaf of your choice – use this canvas to create an artwork. You can paint with oils and acrylics over the finish.

This gilding course is perfect for beginners. Whether you are just interested in this craft as a hobby or want to use your new skills professionally, this course will show you how to create a stunning natural effect with pure metal leaf using gold, silver, aluminium and a variety of other metals.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All tuition and materials
  • Your project: an Egyptian plaque
What to bring
Wear something casual.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.

Suitable for

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

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

Art Gilding Academy adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Art Gilding Academy, Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW

Your teacher
Art Gilding Academy
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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