Learn about and develop a deeper understanding of the heritage crafts used in western art for centuries, including paintings and architectural interiors, churches and historic houses.
You will be taught by a specialist in restoration and conservation practice, Professor Alex Schouvaloff.
On this course we will cover a wide range of restoration skills including japanning, varnishing, French polishing and egg tempera painting. However, the course has gilding as it’s primary focus. Whilst you will concentrate on the traditional water gilding technique and the necessary preparation, oil gilding will also be covered in full.
You will also do some verre eglomisé (gilding on glass). Other aspects of the course primarily add value and context to the gilding content. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.
The course will appeal to anyone who has an interest in historic craft skills and their application. Don’t worry if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, you will gain new skills on the course. Equally the course will appeal to those with some grounding in craft but who need to hone their skills or branch out with new ones.
The course will be of particular interest to those in the heritage and conservation/restoration industries, in addition, interior decorators and fine artists looking to diversify and increase their earning potential will find the course useful. The course should also appeal to those pursuing entirely different careers who wish to get hands-on for a few days by way of a change.
|Course dates||To be confirmed|
|Length||One day a week over five weeks|
|Day and time||Thursday, 10.30am to 4.30pm|
|Maximum class size||12|
A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
Materials are included in the course fees.
Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.
Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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