Manuscript illumination courses

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...

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How to gild an illuminated letter using gesso – a workshop

How to gild an illuminated letter using gesso – a workshop

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to gild and paint illuminated letters and medieval miniatures, deal with real gold leaf, make and use manuscript gesso (allowing you to have raised, burnished super-shiny areas of gold in your designs – you can see my reflection in the illuminated ‘K’ to the left) then this course is for you. I’m running a 2-day course in February – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February 2015 – at my...

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Spring manuscript illumination workshops

Spring manuscript illumination workshops

I thought I’d just give you a quick update on my latest manuscript workshops. The manuscript illumination ‘taster session’ at the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle, on March 7th is now fully booked. However, I’m running the same workshop at Longthorpe Tower in Peterborough on March 28th.  The tower is a surviving part of a 14th-century fortified manor house, and contains the finest set of medieval wall paintings in...

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Heritage Skills Centre Lincoln

Heritage Skills Centre Lincoln

I spent last Saturday running a medieval manuscript taster session at the Heritage Skills Centre, situated in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.                 The workshop was fully booked, and what a lovely bunch of people they were…     …producing work that, by their own admission, they never expected to be able to complete.       Thanks to all who came along for being...

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