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Introduction to Gold Leaf Gilding with Charles Douglas, FREE Demos, December 22nd, 2012

Introduction to Gold Leaf Gilding
with Charles Douglas
December 22nd, 2012
at 11 am & 1:30 pm - FREE demos!

Learn about Gold Leaf Gilding with professional Gilder Charles Douglas
in this FREE, 1 hour demo!
Charles will talk briefly about the history of gilding, and the
different types of gilding; mordant, oil, water and glass gilding
as well as the supplies used for traditional gilding. 

Water gilding, which was used a great deal in the Renaissance,
is the type of gilding that Charles will be showing at the demo. 
He’ll show the various steps involved, discuss the materials such as
making gilder’s gesso, preparing clay bole and
preparing a ground for traditional water gilding.
Charles will also invite the attendees to try their hand with the 23 karat gold leaf! 
This will be a fascinating demo on traditional gilding.

Charles Douglas is; “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 gold leaf gilding.
[Charles has] Workshops [that] are held throughout the year
for those interested in exploring the mystery and beauty of gold leaf gilding
including the ancient method of traditional water gilding.”

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