Upcoming regional classes offered by

Society of Gilders Teachers

Two very good class offerings are coming up in fall of 2017!!

  • October 27-30: Peter Miller teaches Water Gilding out of his studio in Berryville, Virginia
  • November 10-12: Sandra Spannan teaches Glass Gilded Signage (Verre Églomisé) out of her studio in Harlem

REGISTRATION FOR THESE CLASSES CLOSES October 6 and 12, 2017! Do not miss out! Late registration for Verre Églomisé is now open, through October 19.

A link here for full details:

Education - classes page

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

See our 2017 late October/early November offerings on our Education Page

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.


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