Intro to Illumination
6 Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15
Instruction from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST
Live online instruction via Zoom. Classes will be recorded.
Registration required by May 1st
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. Advanced projects are available for continuing students.
Cost for class instruction: $150. Materials fee includes all the high quality materials used in the class $88 worth and $20 shipping. Total: $258.
The materials fee will include a high quality materials including: paint brushes, gouache (opaque watercolor paints), palettes, nibs, nib holder, sumi ink, drawing board, handouts, watercolor paper, x-acto blade and holder. For those who might already have materials, I have a checklist where you can indicate what supplies you need and pay only for what you don’t have.
In order to assemble all the necessary supplies, please register as soon as possible. Deadline for registration is: May 1st.