The Art Gilding Academy

Academy dates for 2013


Available Weekend class dates for 2013 are scheduled for: ($ 795)

Max.  6 students per class

Weekend class Dates
February 1st February – 2nd February
March 1st March – 2nd March
April 6th April – 7th April
May 4th May – 5th May
June 3rd June – 4th June
July 6th July – 7th July
August 24th August – 25th August
September 14th September – 15th September
October 12th October – 13th October
November 2nd November – 3rd November


Available Master class dates for 2013 are scheduled for:  ($ 3740)  (4 places)

Max.  4  students per class

Master Class Dates
February 9th February – 17th February
March 9th March – 17th March
April 13th April – 21st April       (NSW &ACT School Holiday course)
May 18th May – 26th May
June 15th June – 23rd June
July 13th July – 21st July
August – September 31st  August – 8th September 
September 21st September – 29th September
October 19th October – 27th October
November 9th November – 17th November


Classes start at 10am and finishes at 4pm.  

Our Mission Statement

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”

The Art Gilding Academy is not only a unique teaching establishment but also runs a gilding studio and regularly takes on outside commissions (architectural gilding)

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 takeonly 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.

This is a true WIN/WIN situation. 

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.

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