Gilding course in Florence

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Our Florence school offers gilding and restoration of gilded works of art courses. You can book a 80,  160, 240 or 320 hour course and distribute your hours along the number of weeks of your choice (from 4 to 8 hours a day). This course is in group and it is taught  in Italian. Courses are very practical and hands-on and are conducted by local  maestros concerned with maintaining Italian artistic traditions alive. By the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

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Our artisan workshop “bottega” in Florence is characterized by is the care and attention with which staff members treat each and every course participant, coping with their needs and trying to satisfy their expectations. Our courses are taught by experienced professionals who work in conjunction with the Uffizi Gallery and other important Italian and international museums. The workshop is located in the very heart of artisan Florence and only a short distance from Ponte Vecchio, recreating the atmosphere of the ancient workshops and studios.

Starting dates 2021
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The school will be closed on the following national holidays: Epiphany (06/01), Easter Monday, Italy Liberation Day (25/04), Workers' Day (01/05), Republic Day (02/06), Ferragosto (15/08), All Saints (01/11), Immaculate Conception (8/12), Christmas holidays and New Year.

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Location type:

Florence city centre.

Course materials:

Not included in course fees. The cost of these materials will depend on the type of course and project chosen by the student.

Length of lessons:

60 minutes.

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These are the fees for this course in Florence (course only):

  • 80 hours (course only): 938€
  • 160 hours (course only): 1744€
  • 240 hours (course only): 2589€
  • 320 hours (course only): 3247€

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3 reviews for Gilding course in Florence

  1. Evelyne Arnold

    The gilding course with Stefania was a rewarding experience. Taught by her father, Stefania has 35 years of gilding practice and comes from a family with long-standing experience in this field. They have restored historic works in famous collections, such as the Uffizi Gallery, and Stefania’s skill is evident in her teaching. She also seems to have a never-ending amount of patience for a gilding novice like me.

    I was taught the water gilding technique, which has been applied since Renaissance times. One should arm oneself with a lot of patience. Be aware that this course teaches a difficult technique, so take lots of notes to refer back to at home. I managed to gild the edges of several boards with this technique. Now I need to follow up with lots of practice at home.

    This course takes place in a gilding workshop open to the public. I had booked one on one classes, but during two weeks the teacher was supervising a group course for Lyceum students, which was running at the same time.

    I am glad I took the course and can highly recommend it.

  2. Jade Simpson

    What a rewarding experience this was for me. I am really proud of my certificate and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Special thanks to the teacher and the staff at Studiainitalia, who made everything so easy for me and my first-ever visit in Italy. I will certainly return to visit more cities and would love to join another art course with you. A presto!

    Jade (Canada)

  3. lucia

    Ha sido una experiencia increíble de la mano de verdaderos profesionales en el campo del dorado. Un curso muy productivo porque aprendes las técnicas antiguas manipulando tu mismo los materiales y herramientas. Recomiendo esta experiencia porque además de aprender, te queda un bonito recuerdo para toda la vida.

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