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Gold Chipping & Gilding Workshop - Chester Iowa - August 29-31
  • Gold Chipping & Gilding Workshop - Chester Iowa - August 29-31

    This gilding  workshop will be held Thursday, August 29 through Saturday August 31 . There are 10 spots availabe. Please do not wait until the last minute to book your spot. We need time to order supplies for the workshop.


    The workshop will be held at Mike's Church in Chester, Iowa. This workshop includes over night accomodations for attendees as well as lunch each day. You can read the full details here:



    It is recommended that you arrive the day before the workshop begins or by 9 am the day the workshop starts.


    The workshop fees include all equipment and materials needed to do chipping and gilding. You just need to turn up in clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty! If you are coming from out of town then we recommend arriving the day before the workshop.







    This introductory workshop is an opportunity to expand your skills by introducing the basics of gold leaf gilding and chipping for lettering and signs. Working on a number of parallel projects you’ll be exposed to techniques for gilding on glass and flat surfaces, with everything at a basic level to keep it simple and get you going with gold. You’ll be creating matt and shiny effects on glass, and experimenting with different burnishing techniques while receiving input on materials, preparation (including cleaning glass), making size, laying gold, burnishing, and backing up.


    The workshop is designed for those new to gilding and chipping, or with a little previous experience working with gold leaf. You should have some basic signwriting brush skills already as these will not be taught, but if you’ve previously attended the lettering workshop you’ll be fine. The class size will be kept small to allow plenty of individual support, and all participants will take away their work on pre-designed panels and glass pieces.


    Workshop hours are from 10am - 4pm with an hour break for lunch.


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