Referrals & Testimonials
"Thanks so much for your patience and hospitality in imparting your fast and diverse knowledge. I will now be able to gild with much more confidence and artistry. This course has been invaluable and I cannot wait to use what I’ve learned"
- Peter S, Interior Decorator
"Thank you so much for an enjoyable and informative 2 weeks. I have learned so much and I am able to implement these skills into being extremely creative. Your kindness and hospitality have been special and will be missed. Your professionalism is quite amazing, so this is another area which has taught me so much in this short time".
- E Bursky
"To members of the FDAA Attending the Master Gilding Class at Art Gilding Academy was an invaluable extension of my existing decorative skills."
The course was well structured, as well as relaxed and enjoyable. Karl Eggert, a German Master Gilder with more than 45 years experience, guided the class through each stage of various gilding techniques on a selection of surfaces. The course provided both an intensive hands on experience, as well as an understanding of the history of this decorative art form and the products used, to achieve a professional finish using gold and silver leaf.
What a change of pace, we spend a fascinating and fun afternoon with Brigitte creating unique patinations with acid on Dutch metal, silver and copper leaf to use for wall panels and on furniture etc..
I would highly recommend attending a course at the Art Gilding Academy to those Folk and Decorative Artist wishing to expand their knowledge of both traditional and modern techniques of professional gilding, and its many applications in decorative painting today
- Caroline Fletcher- FDAA Member
Dear Brigitte & Karl,
Just want to say a BIG THANK YOU for the amazing Gilding Weekend class last week!
Your Art Gilding Academy is a fantastic, unique place and I had a really great time! The teachers and course structure are brilliant, the atmosphere so friendly and relaxing, I should certainly recommend you and your course to all of my friends! As you noted on your website, gilding is a highly specialized field and as such holds ‘trade secrets’ that many are not willing to share, so your generosity in giving away your gilding knowledge is very much appreciated. Thank you both so very much Brigitte and Karl, for providing this incredible experience! I can’t wait to start my Master class in August!
Many thanks again,
PS – I hope you’ve had a really great break – and Karl, happy birthday again!