Manuscript illumination courses
My March workshop at the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle, booked up so quickly that several new dates have been added – and several new workshops.
New Manuscript Illumination Course Dates.
I will be running my introductory course on May 7th and September 17th. The booking link for the May workshop is here. The course is designed to be a ‘taster’ session, starting with the use of transfer gold for its ease of handling, with the option of moving on to loose leaf gold for those who like the challenge. By the end of the day you will have the skills to add gold leaf to your designs on paper, creating images like the illuminated D, below.
On 26th November I’ll be running an advanced medieval manuscript illumination course. This will focus solely on the use of manuscript gesso and loose leaf gold. Raising the gold on gesso means that it can be burnished to a high shine. It’s slightly more tricky, but well worth the time learning the skill as it gives beautiful results.
During the day you will learn how to lay gesso effectively and safely and use a gilder’s cushion, knife and tip to pick up and apply gold leaf.
New Workshop – Extracting Pigments from Rocks and Roots
Just to whet your appetite, this is a new workshop that will take place on July 2nd at Lincoln Castle. We are just in the process of finalising details – more information to follow soon!
The Traditional Art of Painting in Egg Tempera
Another new course coming up, timetabled for January 2017. This will be a two day workshop during which students will learn about the traditional art of egg tempera as used by artists such as Fra Angelico and Botticelli. Participants will work on traditionally prepared panels, using pigments extracted from the earth and plants and mixed with egg to form the tempera paint.
If you are interested in any of the workshops, do sign up to my newsletter for early notification of dates. Hope to see you there!