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Create a gold leaf frame with a gilder

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Paris, France

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Experience hosted by Bruno

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Visit an artisan's studio and learn a traditional technique

You will have a unique experience in a typical "atelier" atmosphere. I will show you my personal work and under my guidance, you will gild your own picture frame. I will explain the different processes of gilding and you will go home with your gilded frame. This technique is the same which is used for gilding parisian monuments ( 23 carat gold leaves). During the session, you will enjoy a soft drink with gold flakes!

What's included

  • Drinks
    With gold flakes
  • Equipment
    Frame, gold leaf, tools
From £84
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Bruno

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the founder of the studio Atelier du Nombre d'Or, in Paris. I am an expert in the restoration of polychrome and gilded 17th and 18th century furniture. I also worked at the restoration of the Peninsula Hotel and the Period Rooms at the Louvre Museum. I design contemporary gilded furniture. I go all around the world for gilding workshops (USA-Society of Gilders, Macau, Berlin, Kaliningrad..).
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Where you'll be

My studio is located in the heart of the historic 11th district of Paris. It forms part of an artistic and cultural development carried out by the Paris City Hall. As many as 40 artists and artisans work in these premises and continue the centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship activities of this neighborhood, historically known as the Faubourg Saint-Antoine.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

June 2018
I learned everything I needed to know about the fundamentals of gilding. The teacher was warm, authoritative and very helpful. His atelier was beautiful and inspiring to be in.
May 2018
D’abord il y a un lieu, la cour de l’industrie, lieu chargé d’histoires : celle de l’artisanat français et de son siècle d’or le 18eme, mais aussi celle de la France, avec la révolution française qui a débuté ici. Ensuite il y a une rencontre, avec un passionné de son art. Bruno a le sens de l’accueil et du partage, il n’est ni avare de son temps ni de son savoir qu’il prodigue à ses élèves avec enthousiasme. Très beau moment de partage que je vous conseille vivement. A renouveler très vite. Merci Bruno !
D’abord il y a un lieu, la cour de l’industrie, lieu chargé d’histoires : celle de l’artisanat français et de son siècle d’or le 18eme, mais aussi celle de la France, avec la révo…
September 2018
This was a class filled with appreciating the arts of France and learning the glorious art of gold gilding.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

You will take home your frame gilded with real gold leaves, showing a picture of yourself in action! If you are a group, you may choose another day.

What to bring

Everything is included in the experience. Nothing else to buy.