DESIGNS & WORKSHOPS BY A DIVERSE TEAM OF COLLABORATIVE DESIGNER-MAKERS

THINKING

HAND

STUDIOS

COMING SOON

GILDING TECHNIQUES FOR INTERIOR DECORATORS, ARTISTS, DESIGNERS & HOBBYIST

 BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED COURSES IN TRADITIONAL GILDING METHODS FOR YOUR BUSINESS OR PERSONAL PROJECTS

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Antique clock ornaments sculpted & gilded by instructors as Thinking Hand Studios for ARC services.

A CHOICE OF COURSES FOR BOTH THE HOBBYIST AND PROFESSIONAL TO SUIT ALL SKILL LEVELS

WE HAVE EXTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF GILDING INCLUDING VARIOUS ADVANCED PROJECTS

 

 

ALL FIGURES & ORNAMENTS WERE CARVED IN JEWELLERS WAX & CAST IN BRONZE & GILT

 CLASSES

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BEGINNER: BASIC INTRODUCTION TO GILDING

STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH AN OBJECT TO GILD, ACCESS TO GILDING TOOLS & ARE GUIDED THROUGH  THE GILDING PROCESS IN A SHORT INTRODUCTORY COURSE.

 

AFTER THIS HANDS ON SESSION STUDENTS WILL TAKE HOME A DECORATIVE OBJECT & THE KNOWLEDGE TO UNDERTAKE SIMILAR PROJECTS AT HOME BY THEMSELVES.

 

WE ALSO PROVIDE KITS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO FURTHER THEIR SKILLS AT HOME.

 

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INTERMEDIATE :  INTRODUCTION TO OIL & WATER GILDING

THIS INTERMEDIATE COURSE CONSISTS OF A THEORY & PRACTICAL COMPONENT PROVIDING AN OVERVIEW OF VARIOUS TRADITIONAL GILDING METHODS, MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES AS WELL AS DEMONSTRATION & INSTRUCTION TO APPLY THIS KNOWLEDGE.

 

STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH A DETAILED COURSE GUIDE BOOK OUTLINING SKILLS COVERED.

 

STUDENTS WILL LEAVE WITH A SOLID FOUNDATIONAL WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF DIFFERENT METHODS OF GILDING TO APPLY TO THEIR BUSINESS OR PERSONAL PROJECTS.

 

 

ADVANCED: GILDING MASTER CLASS

THIS COURSE EXTENDS SKILLS GAINED IN THE INTRODUCTORY COURSE BY APPLICATION TO A COMPLEX SCULPTED SURFACE

 

THE STUDENT WILL USE  A SCALED DOWN REPRODUCTION OF  VINCENZO GEMITO’S MEDUSA CREATED BY THINKING HAND STUDIOS.

 

STUDENTS WILL BE GUIDED THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SURFACE PREPARATION & GILDING USING GOLD AND SILVER LEAF OVER A COMPLEX SURFACE.

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GILDING FOR ARTISTS & INTERIOR DECORATORS

THIS COURSE COVERS GILDING TECHNIQUES RELEVANT TO INTERIOR DESIGN INCLUDING SURFACE PREPARATION, APPLICATION TO DIFFERENT SURFACE MATERIALS, CREATING TEXTURE & MANIPULATING COLOUR.

 

STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NUMBER OF SURFACE TYPES ON WHICH TO PRACTICE

 

STUDENTS WILL ACQUIRE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE THEY CAN PROVIDE AS A SERVICE IN PROFESSIONAL OR PERSONAL PROJECTS

 

 

VERY SMALL CLASS SIZES (4 MAX) ALLOW TEACHING TO BE TAILORED TO INDIVIDUAL INTEREST.

 

STUDENTS MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO BOOK A SESSION AS PREPARATION IS INVOLVED.  FEEL FREE TO CALL OR EMAIL TO DISCUSS DETAILS, RATES & SESSION TIMES.

Thinking Hand Studios, Gold Coast. Ph: (07) 5535 1939, Unit 2, 53 Township Drive Burleigh Heads QLD 4220