Intro to Illumination
6 Monday evenings. 7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
January 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1
Live online course via Zoom
Register by: January 15th to receive supplies on time
Come learn the art of illumination! Students will learn how to make beautiful, decorated letters and borders, even fanciful creatures like dragons and medieval characters. Proper tools, materials, paper and equipment will be discussed and used. Skills needed for illumination will be broken into small steps that build on each other. Each class introduces critical concepts. Homework is designed to practice these skills leading students to be able to look at historical examples of manuscripts and create their own interpretation of an historical design. There will also be instruction on how to correct mistakes.
Previous calligraphic experience is not required.
Class fee: $150. Materials: $88, shipping is $20.
The materials fee will include high quality materials including: 3 paint brushes for detail work, 12 gouache colors (opaque watercolor paints), 2 palettes, nibs, nib holder, gum arabic, sumi ink, drawing board, fine art paper, xacto blade and holder, and more.
(If you have taken a class with me previously, you will not need all the materials. Please call or email to determine what materials you will need.)