Enrol in Decorated Initials - Illumination Workshop
Course Code: ARTS1329
Learn to paint with gouache (opaque watercolour) to decorate two initial letters in two of the major traditional Mediaeval styles of illumination; diapered, and open-vine with flowers. Instruction will address basic colour mixing and modelling (highlighting and shading), and how to handle a small brush. Traditional mediaeval materials such as gum Arabic and gum sandarac will be utilized to improve the coverage of the paint. Your work will be lightfast and acid-free and can be framed, used for cards, or combined with your calligraphy or other artwork. Synthetic gold will be utilized in this workshop. Beginners are welcome and advanced artists will learn new techniques.