Current Classes


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DATES: AUGUST  5-9  2024  l  Charleston, South Carolina 

Location:     American College of the Building Arts


Online Kinstugi- Only three more openings available !

Online Kintsugi classes for May and June 2024
Catherine Lignier, founder of Studio Mamaki, will be teaching two ONLINE ZOOM classes on the art of Kintsugi!  
She will discuss the ancestral art practice and teach classic kintsugi techniques. Two courses offered:
CLASS 1 – May 4th, 11th, 18th and Sunday 19th
CLASS 2- June  15nd, 22nd, 29th  and Sunday 30th
Click here to read more!
Contact Catherine at
 for registration and details.


International Decorative Artisans League announces their 2024 event dates!  Please check out details on their website here!


Recent classes 2023-24

Verre Églomisé  Drawing into Gold

Dates: January 12-13, 2024 | Instructor: Lynne Rutter          At: Lynne Rutter Studios, San Francisco, CA

Verre Eglomise is the traditional art of reverse gilded and painted glass. This 2-day intensive workshop emphasizes designing for this inspiring and special medium: not only the fundamental techniques of gilding for églomisé, but also the many effects that can be created with etching, painting, and finishing.
Decorative glass work has many artistic and useful applications such as table-tops, backsplashes, glass insets for cabinet doors, wall panels, mirrors, and so much more. In this class you may create a gilt glass project of your own design in hands-on practice, while learning the many possibilities of this exciting art.
More advanced work and a wide variety of designs are possible with a thorough understanding of the medium.  Please view more information and contact Lynne directly:



  Global Gilding Symposium – view past offerings here

The Society of Gilders held The Global Gilding Symposium during October 2023. This event was a successful gathering on online and in-person classes.

GLOBAL GILDING SYMPOSIUM EDUCATORS   **These classes are now closed**

Laura and Cristina Capitanio – Los Angeles, CA @Easy Leaf Products, October 23-24
Introduction to Gilding in Interior Design – Applications of Composition Metal Leaves in Alternative Ways

Micki and Mitchell Cavanah – The Parthenon, Nashville Tenn, October 21
Mordant gilding for sculpture and architectural surfaces – onsite demo

Gregory Dixon, Location TBD, San Francisco, CA, October 14th
A Hands on Introduction to Gilding for Young People

Micheal Kramer – Manassus Park, VA , October 23-25
Oil Gilding Metal Leaf Finishes

Jill London, Los Angeles, CA @ Easy Leaf Products, October 30 – Nov1, Nov 2
Traditional Water Gilding 3 day intensive October 30-Nov1
Sgraffito on Florentine frames Nov 2

Peter H Miller, Peter Miller Studio, Berryville, VA, October 20 – 23
Introduction to Traditional Water Gilding

 Lynne Rutter, Lynne Rutter Studio, San Francisco, CA, Oct 13-14
Gilding into Gold: Verre Eglomise,
Register directly with Lynne:

Bridgette Schnider, Moscow Contemporary Art, Idaho October 14, 28
Sunagozutu Oct 14  Kintsugi Oct 28,  one day class each
Register on Moscow Contemporary Art or GGS site

John Studden, Esoteric Signs, Bakersfield, CA  October 23 – 25
Reverse Gilding/Screen printing on gilded glass In-studio

Richard Walker Portsmouth, England, via Live Zoom October 15, 21
Intro to the Instacol System October 15
Special Effects with Chemicals, October 21

Catherine Lignier, Sarasota, FL Via online ZOOM, Oct 9th, Oct 14th    
Beauty in Imperfection – Traditional Kintsugi – 4 class series  Mon and Saturdays

Alison Wooley, Anghiari Italy, Online course plus two live Zooms Oct 15, 22
Florentine Gilding (Advanced) in 4 courses

Marybeth Ting, Toronto, Ontario Virtual class Pre-recorded
The Art of Verre Eglomise Essentials and Masterclass
Register with Marybeth  Coming Soon

Joe Balabuszko, Mpls MN  – Online videos Oct 9 – 30
Gilding tools, Tips and Tricks – videos
Available for a small fee during the month of October

Sam Feinstein, Chicago, Ill  Live Zoom event  October 21
“Gold Finishing” with Samuel Feinstein

Alice Dias – Jerusalem, Israel,  Free online video
“Jerusalem of Gold: Gilding in the Holy City

Sean Michael Felix, Chicago, Ill, Free online video
Sean’s Studio tour

Tobias Freccia San Francisco, CA ,  Free online video
Exterior Gilding for Religious Structures

Amy Ouradnik, Mpls, MN,  Free online video
Gilding Frames and Paper with High School Students.
Student summary given – video on site

General member information to receive discounts: 

After you log in and scroll down, SOG members will receive a 10% discount on store items using the code found on the “Member Welcome” page

Registration Details for in-person classes

All class fees include a small administrative fee. This fee is higher for non-members.  You must log in to receive the member discount. The price shown publicly is the non-member price.

  • Check class details for registration deadlines.
  • SOG classes will be canceled four weeks before the start of the class if the minimum number of students has not been met.  In all cases, students will be contacted by e-mail regarding the class status.  Cancellations by the teacher will result in a full refund. An $85.00 Cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations made by the student before 28 days from the start of the class, and no refunds will be given for cancellations after 28 days from the start of class.
  • Once a class begins, no refunds will be given. If days are missed due to illness, family emergencies, or other hardships, the student can make up the lost class time at a future class for no extra fees.  Once the materials/toolboxes are opened, the student must pay for them.
  • Deposits/Paying by check: If you would like to deposit half the class fee to hold a space in the class, or if you would rather mail in your class registration, please select the “Invoice” option and download the resultant .pdf.  Payment must be received 28 days before the start of class.
  • If a class is full, please contact us to be added to the waiting list.


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