Gilding course in Florence
Learn gilding and goldleafing with the use of gold on wooden objects. Our courses are taught by professionals working in collaboration with the Uffizi Gallery and other Italian museums. The workshop is located in the city center of Florence.
Courses are held in small groups. Our students mostly have a technical or professional background. No exams and no specific qualifications are required.
Classes are both in the morning and in the afternoon. At the end of the course you will receive a final certificate.
The basic short course is perfect if you wish to approach gilding for the first time. You will learn how to apply the gesso and the bole. You will gild your own object, burnish and antique it. After that you will apply a special lacquer.
The most complete course firstly includes the theoretical introduction. Secondly, you will learn how to consolidate wood with the use of animal glues and other substances. You will learn the disinfestation process and the cleaning process. You will use antique lacquers, you will do the filling and the integration techniques with gold or metal leaf with water and mordant gildings. You will also learn how to use pastiglia and the ageing process.
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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.|