Medieval Manuscript Illumination, Part 2

Subject: Painting
Dates: 1 February 2020 - 29 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Helen White
Full Price
£ 350

There are just 4 places left on this course.

On this course, students will have the opportunity to refine their skills in gold leaf illumination by completing several projects with miniature designs drawn from the medieval European tradition of manuscript decoration.

Students will work on three projects during the course:

There is a choice of Celtic knotwork designs which will involve the use of shell gold.

Gold leaf on gum ammoniac will be used on a White Vine border design.

A project using gold leaf on raised gesso.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolment to run.

Who is this course for?

Intermediate students are welcome on this course. This course is not suitable for beginners.

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.

30cm ruler

Pencils H and 3H

A paint palette with wells

An A4 folder is useful for carrying work home safely

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.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

Please view our terms and conditions.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions.

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.