Medieval Manuscript Illumination, Part 1

Subject: Painting, Manuscript Illumination
Dates: 26 January 2019 - 23 February 2019
Time: 10:00 -16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Helen White
Full price
£ 385

Drawing from the medieval European tradition, students will be shown how to paint miniature designs and apply a variety of gilding techniques. 

Students will complete a number of small-scale projects using different methods. 

This course will enable students to further their skills in manuscript illumination and decoration, whether they are beginners or already have some experience working with gold.

Who is this course for? 

Beginning to intermediate students are welcome on this course. 

What should I bring to class? 

You will need to bring sable brushes sizes 0 and 000 to class. The tutor recommends Windsor and Newton's Series 7 brushes. Click to see examples.

All other materials will be provided.

What days do I attend?


Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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Tutor biography

Helen White

Helen White graduated with distinction from the School's M.A. programme in 2007 and has since worked as an illuminator and designer. Commissions include designing the Prince of Wales medal for arts philanthropy and the Arab-British Culture and Society Award 2009. Helen teaches on the School's M.A. programme and Open Programme, and has assisted the School with workshops in Paris, Brunei and Oman, and also at the Art in Action festival in Oxfordshire.

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