Every participant will choose a rough frame or tray model to work on. He/she will decorate it, step by step, using color brush strokes and glittering silver and gold leaves. After the workshop is an aperitif, a moment to share ideas, pose questions and receive answers. Specific menus are available upon request for persons with allergies, celiac disease and vegans.


Anyone 14+ years old.

The workshop takes place on Thursdays.
Price:  € 70 per person, including:

  • Raw wooden frame or tray of choice
  • All materials including colors and silver and gold leaves
  • Use of brushes, gilder pillow and knife, apron, and gloves
  • The attention of Maestro Virgilio who will illustrate the theory of the techniques and recall the history of gilding. The Maestro also provides his practical support.
  • The assistance of Patrizia who will help participants to manage potential personal issues
  • Coffee break
  • Wi-Fi
  • Aperitif including specific menus upon request for persons with allergies, celiac disease, and vegans (please inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking).
  • The frame or tray which was decorated during the workshop
  • Insurance
  • Plenty of fun!

Personal insurance.



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About Us

We are Virgilio and Patrizia, a married couple and business partners since 1987. In our workshop, we create handmade frames for paintings and mirrors according to antique decorative techniques. We also create gildings and decorations on furniture, walls, ceilings, and stuccos. We pay particular attention to conservative framing and have a predilection towards the creation of old-style frames from the Marche region.

Our passion and dedication to pass on our antique trade and knowledge allow us host students from all over the world who take part in gilding, wood decoration, and furniture restyling workshops. Every workshop has personalized plans and schedules.


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