Gilding & Frame Restoration

Co-sponsored by Eastern Mass. Guild of Woodworkers

Restore antique gilded picture and mirror frames with genuine gold leaf, using traditional water and oil gilding methods. Learn to make gilder’s gesso and bole, create molds to replace missing ornaments, repair damaged gesso and tone gold leaf repairs. Bring an object to restore. The instructor will review tools and materials needed in the first class. Offered in fall term only. Limit 12 students

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level

All Levels




$15 payable in class (does not include tools or gold leaf).

Additional materials will be discussed in class.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

This class will offered agian on the FALL 2019.