The Institute of Conservation (ICON) presents a 5-Day Practical Gilding Course, taking place on the 9-13th September 2019.
It is located at the Kelvin Hall Open Collections, 1445 Arygle Street, Glasgow G3 8AW
ICON Members: £450
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The Course aims to familiarise participants with the materials, methods and techniques of both water and oil gilding. The course provides opportunities to learn a variety of skills relating to gilding, using traditional materials and techniques. Participants will be able to prepare and take away with them a gilded frame.
This practical course will also cover information about gilding conservation, making it particularly useful to newly-qualified conservators. However, it is also suited to anyone with an interest in gilding - beginner, refresher or someone with experience.
To quote the Tutor, Tim Ritson, 'Gilding skills are very transferable and even as an experienced gilder I'm always interested in picking up new techniques.'
All tools and materials are included in the cost. The course will run from 10 - 4 each day.
Tutor: Tim Ritson, Head of Paintings and Frames Conservation at the Royal Museums Greenwich
Tim first discovered the skills and techniques of gilding and frame making while working at the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia. Since then, Tim has developed his passion, gaining specialist knowledge, skills and experience in the art of gilding, carving and frame making. After working in a private conservation studio in Venice, Tim moved to The Royal Collection Trust where he spent 5 years conserving frames throughout the Royal Palaces. Tim is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge to promote the continuance of traditional craft skill.