After a successful 2017 conference in Arlington, TX, we look ahead to regional classes and projects

Find out more about our offerings in our Education section

Images from Arlington, TX. From top: Bruno Toupry, SOG réparure instructor, and student, John Felton, at work; Michael Gilbert's toning and patinas class; verre églomisé instructor Sandra Spannan demonstrates painting techniques; Drawing instructor Aline Putot shows off her edge-gilded books made in Samuel Feinstein's class; Michael Gilbert and Elisabeth Caron share a laugh; SOG treasurer Jorge Jiminez, shown with Stuart Galloway, beside one of the products of our Community Project - a gilded altar for a non-denominational University of Texas, Arlington, hospital chapel.

Upcoming regional classes offered by Society of Gilders Educators

See upcoming regional classes - Water gilding October 27-30, and Verre églomisé (gilding on glass) November 10-12, 2017 - and other offerings on our Education page. Sign up for our email list to receive updates.  Education - classes page

Welcome to the Society of Gilders official website

The Society of Gilders is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the art and craft of gilding. Our mission is to preserve traditional gilding skills and techniques, and to promote the highest standards in the practice of gilding.

Our members use gilding in all its applications, including architecture, fine art, framing, signage, and manuscript illumination.  The organization is a valuable resource for gilders, restorers, conservators, craftsmen, and all those interested in the gilding arts. Our classes and conferences bring gilders together from around the globe to learn, discuss and share. Our community projects give back to the community while fostering gilding skills.




Society of Gilders Members Get Their Kicks in Pontiac, IL, at the grand opening of the Museum of the Gilding Arts


View pictures from our 2015 Chicago "Wind-y City" conference and Museum of the Gilding Arts (MOGA) day-trip at Dropbox. Find out more about the museum here  

Museum of the Gilding Arts Featured in the Bloomington Pantograph and a travel site