GILDED ON WOOD TECHNIQUES
Stefania & Carlo, restorers
WORKING PLAN (for 3 hours) GILDING AND RESTORATION OF GILDED WORKS OF ART - Interactive seminar - THEORY (1 hour) Introduction to the art of gilding, including presentations of the materials used and decorative techniques with regard to the historical period of the piece. Water gilding and gilding with the use of Gold size. Introduction to the techniques of restoration of painted and gilded wooden pieces. PRACTICE (2 hours) Goldleafing with the use of gold size on a small wooden object in the Florentine style, and techniques of antiquing. The wooden object, provided by the school for this exercise, will remain with the students as a memento of their experience.