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CHARLES DOUGLAS (click here to go to his web site)


Introduction to Traditional Water Gilding …a Study for Gilded Panels

August 15

$285 + $20 materials fee

Skill level: all levels

Workshop is full - email admin@whidbeyislandfas to be put on the wait list.

This class immediately precedes Fred Wessel's workshop and is discounted to $210 for students who participate in both.

Join us for this very special 1-Day Intensive as students are guided through each step of the ancient method of gold leaf gilding as used for egg tempera panel paintings and iconography.


Learn to prepare rabbit skin glue, traditional gesso, and clay bole grounds with hands-on participation in laying and burnishing genuine 23 kt gold leaf. Explore the beautiful decorative treatment of gilded punchwork and incision while gilding your own miniature panel to take home!

Materials Fee: $20.00
(Charles to provide and bring: miniature gessoed panel, and gold leaf)

Gilding Tools: In-Classroom Use Provided by Instructor

Gilding Kits: Available for purchase upon Request




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