This 4 hour hands-on workshop introduces students to the technical aspects of manuscript illumination, an art form that has been practiced for 3,000 years. A historical overview is followed by a detailed practicum of the methods of creating an original illumination. Instruction includes techniques and use of ornamental design, calligraphy, drafting, application of gold leaf to paper, and reproduction technology.
Students will take home their own original illumination, a small watercolor set, and beginning drafting materials. This workshop is for ages 16 and older with an intermediate level of artistic skill and experience. Prior experience with manuscript illumination is not necessary.
Museum of Russian Icons | 203 Union St, Clinton, Massachusetts 01510
$60 Members; $65 non-members, $3 off with Woo card. Fee includes all materials and Museum admission for the day.
Pre-registration is required by June 13 at 978-598-5000 ext 21