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Traditional Water Gilding

Dates: TBA (9:30 am-4:30 pm)
Location: 59a Mirabel Ave. San Francisco, CA 94110
Fee: $800.00 members, $850.00 non-members

Materials Fee: $116.00, includes: 8”x 10” wooden picture frame chopped and joined, 1 book of 22k gold leaf, cheese cloth, horse-hair cloth, 1lb.whiting, wet dry sand paper, cotton, mica powder, rabbit skin glue, Selhamin red clay, shellac, rottenstone, pumice powder and raw and burnt umber earth pigments.
Tools Fee: $124.00 includes: 2 brushes, a gilder’s tip, pad, an agate burnisher, a gilder’s knife, a mop and a Monarch Leaf color chart.

Class size: 3-8
Description: The class is for anyone who is interested in water gilding and wants to learn more to improve their skills. The object we will gild will be a Florentine picture frame.  Students will learn to prepare rabbit skin glue, chalk gesso, bole, gilding liquor and toners. These materials will be applied as a demonstration and each student will work on his/her own frame. Gold leaf will be handled and we will learn how to gild out of a book of gold leaf. We will discuss various techniques and open up discussions about other types of gilding options. Students may use their own tools and supplies, or purchase a supply kit.  Students should be dressed for working in a studio.

Taught by: Jill London, (415 821 2001) (212) 475-3174 jill@londongild.com

Dates: 9-12 January, 2012 (9:30am-4:30pm)
Location: Easy Leaf Products, 6001 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca. 90038
Fee: $900.00 members, $950.00 non-members

Materials Fee: $116.00, includes: 8”x 10” wooden picture frame, chopped and joined, 1 book of 22k gold leaf, cheese cloth, horse-hair cloth, 1lb.whiting, wet dry sand paper, cotton, mica powder, rabbit skin glue, Selhamin red clay, shellac, rottenstone, pumice powder and raw and burnt umber earth pigments.
Tools Fee: $124.00 includes: 2 brushes, a gilder’s tip, pad, an agate burnisher, a gilder’s knife, a mop and a Monarch color chart.

Class size: 3-8
Description: The class is for anyone who is interested in water gilding and wants to learn more to improve their skills. The object we will gild will be a Florentine picture frame.  Students will learn to prepare rabbit skin glue, chalk gesso, bole, gilding liquor and toners. These materials will be applied as a demonstration and each student will work on his/her own frame. Gold leaf will be handled and we will learn how to gild out of a book of gold leaf. We will discuss various techniques and open up discussions about other types of gilding options. Students may use their own tools and supplies, or purchase a supply kit.  Students should be dressed for working in a studio.

Taught by: Jill London, (212) 475-3174 jill@londongild.com

Dates: 15-18 November, 2011 (9:30am-4:30pm)
Location: Sepp Leaf Products, Inc. 381 Park Ave. South, New York, NY  (corner of 27th St.)
Fee: $800.00 members, $850.00 non-members

Materials Fee: $116.00 includes: a wooden picture frame, 8” x 10,” chopped and joined; 1 book of 22k gold leaf, cheese cloth, horse hair cloth, 1lb.whiting, wet dry sand paper, cotton, mica powder, rabbit skin glue, Selhamin red clay, shellac, rottenstone, pumice powder, raw and burnt umber earth pigments.
Tools Fee: $124.00 includes: 2 brushes, a gilder’s tip, pad, an agate burnisher, a gilder’s knife, a mop and a Monarch color chart. 

Class size: 3-6
Description: The class is for anyone who is interested in water gilding and wants to learn more to improve their skills. The object we will gild will be an 8” x 10” Florentine picture frame. Students will learn to prepare rabbit skin glue, chalk gesso, bole, gilding liquor, and toners. These materials will be applied as a demonstration and each student will work on his/her own frame. Gold leaf will be handled and students will learn how to gild out of a book of gold leaf. We will discuss various techniques and open up discussions about other types of gilding options.  Students may use their own tools and supplies, or purchase a supply kit.  Students should be dressed for working in a studio.

Taught by: Jill London (212) 475-3174 jill@londongild.com

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