Conservatory, Courses & Lectures
Tue 07 Jul 2020
Introduction to Gilding and Gold Leaf CANCELLED
10.15am - 4.30pm
£60 plus £10 material costs (includes lunch)
Ever fancied gilding your own frames? Join Rob Oldfield this summer to learn this specialised skill.

The day will start with a private tour of Scampston Hall to show how gold and silver have been used historically to decorate items. You will be handling loose imitation leaf and real gold and silver leaf, learning the difference between them and their applications. You will be gilding a small plaster frame and some natural forms i.e. shells, fossils, bones which you can take home.

About Rob Oldfield
Rob Oldfield is a gilder, typographer and educator, with nearly forty years’ experience working in museums and historic interiors. Currently full-time Art Technician at York St John University, he also works as Technician and Art Handler at various museums and galleries including the National Railway Museum and York Art Gallery. The importance of gilding as part of this work has created a desire to pass on his knowledge so that it does not become yet another ‘forgotten art’ in an increasingly digital world.

Booking Information
Booking is essential. Conservatory Cancellation Policy: Cancellations four or more weeks before the course date will result in a 100% refund. Cancellations between two and four weeks before the course date will result in a 50% refund. Cancellations less than two weeks before the course date will result in a 0% refund. We are happy to transfer your booking to another course within the same year. We reserve the right to cancel any of the events in which case a full refund will be made.

Contact Details
Contact Name: Simon Roe
Phone: 01944 753 105