ONSITE: Keum-boo: Korean Gilding

Keum-boo is an ancient Korean gilding technique that applies thin 24k gold to silver using heat and pressure. Learn the preparation, application and finishing steps in the keum-boo process for jewelry and add this technique to your repertoire of skills .

Special Notes

  • Should have taken intro to metals or similar have basic experience with metal working. Students may bring projects they have been workign on at home or in the studio.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Shawn Noroian

Shawn graduated from University of Massachusetts—Amherst studying Printmaking and Graphic Design. In Boston, working as a graphic designer she renewed her interest in metal working at the Museum school, eventually attending Rhode Island School of Design where she received an MFA in Jewelry and Light Metals. Shawn considers herself a lifetime student continuing to improve her skills and craft by taking classes at MetalWerx, Visarts and Penland School of Art and Crafts. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University—Qatar and currently at VisArts.


Shawn’s current work draws on her discoveries and observations from nature, combining realistic and abstract forms, cast and fabricated, into individual compositions. These pieces are one-of-a- kind, limited edition or production. 


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ONSITE: Keum-boo: Korean Gilding

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Class Details
June 1510 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $90.00
Member Tuition: $81.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Shawn Noroian
Level: All Levels