The Art Gilding Academy

“It is our passion to pass on our considerable skills to anyone who wishes to learn this age old craft of gilding. It is our commitment to give every student support, in order to maximize their potential and help them to reach their goals”

There is no other place in the world that will teach you every aspect of gilding in a nine day professional Master Gilding Class.

During these nine days you learn more than you could in a three- year apprenticeship as we provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere to all our students who always enjoy the fun in the studio.Under the tutelage of Master Gilder Karl Eggert, students have the benefit of 50 years gilding experience.

For your benefit, we take only four students per class.

On completion of the Master Gilding Course you will receive a certificate, you also become a lifetime member of our Goldfinger Club.This entitles you to free ongoing support and help with every project you undertake in the future as well as a 20% discount on all A 1 materials you purchase. (see current pricelist on Website) This means that you are never on your own!

Completing the Master Gilding Course will not only add skills to your chosen profession, but also offers you the freedom to build up a business and work from home.

During the year we also invite our Master Class students to join the Art Gilding team on a number of gilding projects to offer them hand-on experience under the watchful eye of the experts.

Learn the skills and techniques to apply gold and silver leaf to your own projects!

Have you ever dreamed of having the skills to apply gold leaf to frames, ornaments, furniture or artwork? Would you like to gild a cornice, ceiling or an entire wall yourself?

You may want to:

  • Learn how to gild as a hobby for fun
  • Add another skill and more income to your business, or
  • Start a lucrative new business as a gilder and work from home

Whatever your ambitions are, the Art Gilding Academy can give you the skills to do it. Art Gilding can also provide the materials you’ll need for your own projects at competitive prices.

No less then a Master Craftsman to teach you

All courses are taught by our expert Master Craftsman, Karl Eggert who is renowned for his passion in passing on the skills of this ancient craft.

No previous skills or experience is necessary. You will be shown the step-by-step methods and techniques used in this amazing craft.

Take a look at the courses below:

Most courses are run monthly, so please call us on or send us an email to find out the next date:



Golden Weekend – 2 day gilding workshop

This intensive weekend course will add a wonderful niche skill and profit stream to your business. Learn how to gild picture-frames, mirrors, furniture, cornices and even entire walls. read more

Gilding Master Class – learn gilding, everything you need to know

Learn everything you need to know about gilding in this 2-week course and become a gilding professional. Perfect for those who want to create a new business and add to an existing business. read more

Call us today to find out more:

Send us an email to enquire

Classes finish at 4pm daily so there is time to explore the wonderful City of Sydney. We are in walking distance to all major tourist attractions such as Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House, Chinatown, Darling Harbour and The Rocks. We can recommend low cost accommodation nearby.

Max. 4 students per class

  • 15th to 23rd of February
  • 8th to 16th of March
  • 5th to 13th of April
  • 17th to 25th of May
  • 14th to 22nd of June
  • 19th to 27th of July
  • 23rd to 31st of August
  • 20th to 28th of September
  • 18th to 26th of October
  • 15th to 23rd of November

Max. 6 students per class

  • 8th/9th of February
  • 1st/2nd of March
  • 29th/30th of March
  • 3rd/4th of May
  • 7th/8th of June
  • 5th/6th of July
  • 16th/17th of August
  • 6th/7th of September
  • 11th/12th of October
  • 1st/2nd of November

Classes start at 10am and finishes at 4pm

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