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Silk Screening and Reverse Glass Gilding Workshop 4-Days

Silk Screening and Reverse Glass Gilding Workshop 4-Days

Silk Screening and Reverse Glass Gilding Workshop 4-Days

Silk Screening Workshop 1-Day 9am - 5pm (1 hour lunch break)

Learn to make Silk-Screens using Ron Percells methods. Silk Screening is a great way to Produce Top of the line Reverse Glass Signs and also many other forms of Signs and Graphics in Volume. Ron shares his Families techniques and materials to get anyone started with Silk Screening using a minimal budget to produce income.

We walk you through the Steps hands on:

  • We start you off with Dirty Screens, take you through the clean-ups
  • Then take you through the Preperation of the screens.
  • Artwork types, Hand Drawn, Hand Painted or Computer generated.
  • Expose Silk Screen with your Artwork, Light Types and Low-Budget Techniques Discussed.
  • Hands on Clean-outs of Exposed Silk Screens
  • Mounting Set-up of Silk Screen Presses
  • Squeegee and ink-chemicals types discussed
  • Ink and Pull the Silk Screen you make in class to finish up


  • 1 Silk Screen
  • 1 Squeegee
  • 1 Glass Panel

Artwork Required before Class starts:

  • A 1 Color, piece of Artwork, this may be a logo or personal art and you're artwork will be used at the end of the class to burn (create) your very own screen to take home with you after the class.


Beginner to Intermediate Commercial Sign Shop Gilding, 3 Day Workshop, 9am - 5pm (1 hour lunch)

Projects consist of 2 Glass panels, Silk Screened, 2 tone gilding Chicago style, in-layed Abalone & Jewels, Mica Powders & Glitters.

Thursday Class
Work on 2 separate panels, while waiting for the glue to chip the glass, we will roll into water gilding.
PART 1: Sand Blasted & Glue Chipped Glass, Prep, Blasting Mask, Chemicals & Drying Techniques.
PART 2: Water Gilding Reverse Glass, Prep, sizing, backing up, detail clean-up, & touch-ups.

Friday Class
PART 3: Silk Screen both panels with back-up and detailed. Learn the tools & techniques used in post gilding clean up, touch up and repairing a gild after backup up.
PART 4: Surface Gilding with oil based size, understanding gold size tack & setup. Candy Apple Gold Leaf techniques by Ron Percell.

Saturday Class
PART 5: Applying Abalone, Mother of pearl & Mica Powders. Open discussions throughout afternoon and time to work on panels.

Supplies provided for use on panels at workshop:

  • 2 Glass panels
  • workshop t-shirt
  • Hyde Glue
  • Abalone
  • Mica Powders
  • Jewels
  • Transparent Inks
  • Asphaltum
  • Oil based and Water (gelatin) Size
  • Back-up Paint
  • Sign Paints
  • Burnishing Cotton
  • Knifes and Razor blades
  • Clean-up Dowels
  • Window Spar
  • Wax Paper
  • Shadow Kaolin.


  • 3 books 23kt loose gold leaf
  • 1 Book of any another Karat of Gold Leaf
  • Lettering brushes
  • gilders tip
  • gilders mop
  • surplus removal brush

Class Sizes are limited, register soon

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