Gold Leafed - Gilded Wishbone or tiny Seashell

Course Description

Instructor:   Patricia Kellogg

Format:  2 hour workshop

Date:  Saturday, July 23rd

Time: 1:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m.

Location:  127 W. Rodney French Blvd. NB  

Fee: $35.00 ALL materials included !  Gold leaf, adhesives, dried wish bones, tools and brushes.


At $1,791 an ounce today, This course is a BARGAIN !!  This is a unique and invaluable skill, taught by one of our favorite local artists.  Learn the time honored tecnique of gilding or gold leafing, first brought to us by the Egyptians in 400 A.D. !!  The Romans had it and now you can have it too!  In this 2 hour workshop, you'll learn the basics of gold leafing on a 3 dimensional object as a process.  You'll learn how to prepare a surface, the proper products for adhering the gold leaf, application of the gold, polishing and varnishing if necessary.  We'll provide one wishbone per student.  


Gold Leafed - Gilded Wishbone or tiny Seashell

  • Pat Kellogg has an impressive art background which has brought her from her art education at the Ringling School in Florida, to Master's level work at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, to Curator at the Newton Art Center and Auction Appraiser at Skinner's Auction House.  She is a brilliant, multi-talented artist, educator and art appraiser, web designer, exhibition curator, jewelr designer and a real renaissance woman.  She and her husband are currently members of Hatch Street Studios.

  • In this workshop, you'll learn the process of preparing, adhering and Gilding an object with gold leaf folias.  Pat will teach you, step by step how to turn an ordinary object ornate.  If you can save a wish bone between now and the class, that would be great, we have a few to share.  If you have very small seashells, you may gild them as well.  Although it remains significant to this day, gilding is an age-old technique. The process is believed to have originated in Turkey more than 8,000 years ago, and was commonly used by the ancient Egyptians, the Phoenecians, and eventually the early Europeans.