Online Workshop: Gold Leaf and Gold Paint in Calligraphy

Gold, gilding, gold paint

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Join this three-session workshop series to get an introduction to using gold leaf and gold paint in your calligraphy. We’ll discuss using gesso and miniatum as a medium for adhering gold leaf, as well as some alternative techniques using gold paint. Gold is an elegant and eye-catching addition to your calligraphic pieces. If you’ve admired the raised gilding seen in illuminated manuscripts and wondered how the process is done, this is the workshop for you.

Tuesdays, May 17, May 24, and June 7, 2022, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., US Eastern time. 

After you register, you will receive a separate email with log-in information for the online sessions.

The supply list for this workshop is shown below. The items that are available from The Abbey Studio are available in a Kit and can be ordered from this website (link shown below). If you only need some of the items, you can contact us at (781) 740-9000 or to place an order for those items by phone. Items can be shipped or picked up at our store at 84 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA.

Items available from The Abbey Studio (and available as a Kit; see link below):  

high quality art paper such as Saunders Waterford 90# ($9)

mixing brush ($4)

fine pointed pen, such as a crow quill ($12)

ink ($6)

agate burnisher ($65)

several leaves of 23K gold leaf ($28)

tracing vellum ($18)

No. 2 pencil ($2)

drafting tape ($8)

white plastic eraser ($2)

Optional: miniatum gilding size ($20) — see separate product listing and add to your cart if you wish to purchase it

To purchase these items in a Kit: Calligraphy Kit – Gilding:


Add miniatum gilding size to your order:


Additional supplies needed (available in most art supply stores):

acrylic gesso

small mixing bowl

high quality watercolor brush – extra fine (such as Winsor & Newton Series 7 No. 00)

gold paint or ink such as Winsor & Newton metallic gold

gouache (optional)


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Event FAQs

Will this workshop be recorded?
The workshop will be recorded and will be available for participant viewing for one week after each session.

Event Location:

  • Virtual

Event Schedule Details

  • 05/17/2022 5:00 pm   -   7:00 pm
  • 05/24/2022 5:00 pm   -   7:00 pm
  • 06/07/2022 5:00 pm   -   7:00 pm
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