ILLUMINATION – WORKING WITH GOLD :: Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th December 2020




With Alma Swan 

In this course, you will be introduced to various techniques for working with gold – flat and raised gilding using leaf and powder gold, burnishing, the use of gesso and other sizes to support the gold – combined with colour to produce beautiful gilded designs. Students can work on a design of their choice or one offered by the tutor. The finished designs will be suitable for framing, photographing for reproduction or for very special cards. For those who have attended previous gilding workshops there will be some elements of progression in your learning.

£145 including a glass of festive cheer with lunch
(plus materials at cost approximately £15)



Other useful details ...

Courses run 10am – 4pm, we will be glad to welcome you for coffee from 9.45am.

A selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks are inclusive and served throughout the day.

Lunch is served as a ‘bring and share’ sit down buffet, please bring a small plate of food to share, or lunch can be provided by pre-booking at a cost of £5.

Each course has a detailed requirements list so you know if there is anything in particular you will need to bring or wear. We try and keep this minimal and supply most of what you need, but we know that people also like to bring their own ‘kit’ if they have it. Please ensure you read your list carefully and do ask if there is anything that isn’t clear!

We also offer 4* B&B accommodation please enquire or see our course accommodation page full details – it is worth noting that during course times we only have attendees staying here so our accommodation is not available through the usual online system.

Printable directions and Google Map links to help you find The Old Kennels can be found on our  ‘How to Find Us’ page (sat nav will not bring you to the door as being rural the postcode area is quite large).

For answers to some frequently asked questions about courses please see our FAQs’ page.