Gilding for Artists – Richard Walker – PR

Dates: August 5,6,7 – This is 3 day class
Class Price: $805.00
Minimum 3 Student
Max. 10 Students

About the class:

This course is specifically directed towards those who wish to use gilding within their arts. Aimed at water colorists, oil painters, mixed media and 3D artists, the course will cover the following topics: water gilding, oil gilding, instacol.

Water gilding:

  • Creating perfect gesso panels for artists.
  • Applying gold and other metals to water-gilded panels.
  • Incorporating granitto, pastiglia and other techniques to art.
  • Burnishing and distressing water gilded panels for art,
  • Oil Gilding:
  • Using copper, Dutch and silver in art.
  • Creating interest with chemicals.
  • Mixing gilding media in art.
  • Brushing techniques, pattern development and holographic play.
  • Instacol:
  • Painting fine lines of gold with Instacol.

Using texture in gilding arts, working with texture and mixed media.

Early registration ends June 14! After registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access all conference classes.


Materials included in price:

All tools provided by the instructor at no additional cost

Please contact instructor for details

About the teacher:

Richard Walker studied gilding at the University of Portsmouth, gaining a 1st class B.A.Hons degree. He has since been gilding for nearly twenty five years and teaching for almost twenty. He has developed a global reputation with top artists, framers, furniture designers, interior designers and museums where he’s recognised for creating new and interesting ways of gilding surfaces in traditional and modern methods.

Regularly teaching at many renowned places of learning, including West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Chippendale International School of Furniture and the Makers Society in Dubai, he also has a private teaching practice in which he has taught over 1000 individuals how to incorporate gilding into their works. In other areas, Richard provides consultation and gliding practice in many areas, including historic furniture, contemporary developments and much more. He’s also personally trained by Peter Voshart in all the Kolner and Instacol products of which he is a keen advocate.

I teach traditional and contemporary styles of gilding across, the board, including oil-gilding, water-gilding, glass gilding, furniture restoration and the Instacol systems. I take a very personal and organic approach to providing instruction. Garnering an understanding of the students background and future aspirations ensure correct and fluid progress is made in the areas they are most interested in. I also love breaking traditional rules of gilding by trying new things, and allowing expansion of the horizon of this prestigious craft.