Designed for collectors, restorers, homeowners, and dealers alike, this weekend-long workshop will focus on new gilding for frames, furniture, and architectural elements. Beginners and intermediate gilders are welcome. We will delve into the basics of traditional water gilding and oil gilding techniques. Tools and materials will be reviewed and students will get hands-on practice in both methods, including the making and use of rabbit skin glue, gesso, bole, gilding liquor, gold leaf, and Dutch metal. Appropriate materials and procedures for toning and application of patina will be discussed as well.