The Society of Gilders Education Program offers professional learning opportunities for those interested in the gilding arts ranging in skill level from experienced professional to novice gilder. Instructors are experienced professional gilders who actively work in their fields of expertise, and have been approved by the Society of Gilders. Workshops/Classes are designed for specific techniques and will include working with appropriate tools and materials for the techniques being taught. We offer three types of workshops/classes:
- Regional Classes: taught by SOG-approved teachers at a time and location of their choosing. Here are examples of previous classes Class descriptions and a list of some Instructors
- Conferences: Conferences, which usually occur every other year, offer a venue for members and non members to gather and engage as a gilding arts community. Activities include a broad spectrum of classes, professional lectures and often an informal volunteer opportunity to participate in a gilding project at the conference location.
- Private Classes: Customized Classes for Individuals or Small Groups: If an individual would like to be involved in a class opportunity directly with a teacher for a specific technique, private classes can be arranged.
- Technical help: To find a gilder who might help, search the Directory of Members, or you may also seek help in the “Society of Gilders” discussion group on LinkedIn
Are you interested in teaching?
The Society of Gilders’ core mission is to promote the Gilding Arts and to educate all of those who are interested in learning about the many disciplines of the Gilding Arts. Our Community of members is a great source to find those who are interested in teaching for the Society. Have you been Gilding for years and feel that you have the desire to share your knowledge?
Our classes are suitable for those looking to learn new skills or to hone their skills while studying with their contemporaries. We have structured our education program to work with the finest gilders who want to help us fulfill our mission and follow a high level of ethics in their teachings, and who believe in conveying a positive image of the Society of Gilders.
As many members know , I learned how to gild through the Society and after a few years felt that I could teach others about gilding while benefiting from the experience of sharing information and techniques between Teacher and Student. I personally find this very rewarding. I always continue to learn. So, I encourage you to consider this noble level of contributing to the longevity and perpetuation of the Gilding Arts.
The following information will give you an overview of what we are looking for in an Approved SOG Teacher. You can apply for this status right here on the website by filling out the e-form. Once approved, you will be able to gain access to the Class Description e-form.
E-form for applying to become an Approved SOG Teacher (you must be an SOG member to access this page)
Once you are approved, please fill in your class details here (requires password).
We hope that you find the process simple and direct. We sincerely welcome your feedback and enthusiasm for sharing your knowledge.
All the best
Peter Miller, Education Chair