The workshop lasts approximately 1,5 hours. After few introduction slides explaining the main gilding techniques, You will use real gold leaf sheets and will learn how to decorate and gild wooden table with the same techniques used by painters since 1200 to decorate their paintings. You will create an object that you will carry with you and which will be the memory of such a fascinating and unique experience.
Francesca e Sabrina. Professional restorers and gilders, we’ve been colleagues and friends for over ten years. We are two professional restorers who work on the restoration of canvas and table paintings, frames and gilded artefacts. We graduated from specialized restoration schools and worked for important Florentine restoration studios. Since 2015 we share a laboratory which is two minutes away from Piazza Pitti, between Via Romana and the Boboli Gardens.
Soft drinks, coffee, tea and snacks. Wooden boards, colours, brushes, golden leaves and all materials needed
You will be two minutes away from Piazza Pitti and Boboli Gardens, in the heart of Florence, in a professional restoration laboratory where you will be able to see important artworks as well. In case you want to take a pleasant walk before or after the activity, we are close to some of the most nice and vibrant places in the city, in a truly special location.
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