Medieval Manuscript Illumination - Part 2

Subject: Painting
Dates: 21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Helen White
Full price
£ 385
Student and pensioner concession
£ 310

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.

A little gilding experience using any of these methods would be helpful.

Participants will need to bring their own brushes. All other materials will be provided.

Monday - Friday

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.