Ancient Craft: Manuscript Illumination - Sold Out

This event has now sold out, please contact Box Office on 0115 846 7777 to be added to the waiting list.


Numbers limited to 10 per class. Age 16+

This workshop introduces students to the beautiful art of manuscript illumination. Having spent the morning learning how to apply gold leaf flat to the page using various traditional and modern techniques, the afternoon will be spent creating a small scale medieval design using pigments and 24 carat gold leaf to take home.

Students will also learn how to tool the gold to create beautiful patterns. No drawing skills or experience necessary – there will be a choice of medieval designs for students to choose from, although creativity is welcomed!

Students may bring their own brushes (sable sizes 000 and 1 are recommended) or use those supplied. 

With Toni Watts (professional artist, illuminator and art tutor).