Illuminated Manuscripts

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Wednesday 25 April

Embellish your work with gold!

Students will be introduced to the variety of illuminated manuscripts. The morning will be spent learning how to apply gold leaf to paper using various traditional techniques. Having mastered this skill, the afternoon will be spent creating a small scale medieval design in watercolour and 24 carat gold leaf to take home. No drawing skills or experience necessary as there will be a choice of medieval designs for students to choose from.


The course will run from 10:00 to 16:00.

Students attending the course should comfortable clothes, including closed toe shoes. All tools and materials will be provided. Students may bring their own brushes (sable sizes 000 and 1 are recommended) or use those supplied.Suitable for ages 16 +

Tutor: Toni Watts

Toni is one of the few remaining professional illuminators in the UK. She is also one of a handful of people who teach this traditional skill, running workshops and lecturing both at home and abroad. She currently works as Lincoln Cathedral's manuscript illuminator producing new work in conjunction with the Cathedral's medieval library.