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Gilding courses

2 weeks
Part time
Language course
825 EUR

Program description

Take gilding courses in Italy

Guilding courses in ItalyThe gilding courses are held in the historic center of Florence, where art and artisan workshops still operate. In the interest of promoting this inheritance, in collaboration with Florentine artists we offer gilding courses which allow participants to refine or learn artistic techniques by working in direct contact with these professionals in their workshops.

We can provide individual or group courses, and the course program can be personalized according to participants needs and interests.

A general program (24 hours lesson) consists of:

  • Gold leaf gilding
  • Gilding techniques - guazzo and missione gilding
  • Use of rabbit and fish glues
  • Bologna gesso
  • Bole - technical features
  • Mecca (special alcohol-based varnish)
  • Sgraffito
  • Engraving
  • Pastiglia
  • Burnished gold and film-coated gold
  • Gold and silver ageing techniques

Lessons are delivered in Italian but it is not required to know or speak Italian since these are practical courses and teachers/artists are used to work with foreign students. It is possible to combine these courses with a course of Italian language.


Students will learn the technique of restoration and gilding with artists in their workshops in Italy. Watch to learn more!

About school


Personalized Italian courses and cultural stays in Italy

Studiainitalia specializes in creative tourism and Italian courses in Italy. Studiainitalia was founded to promote courses and cultural trips aimed at people of all ages and with a great interest in Italy. We collaborate with different educational institutions, art ateliers...

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