Medieval Manuscript Illumination, Part 2

Subject: Manuscript Illumination, Painting
Dates: 9 March 2019 - 13 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Helen White
Full price
£ 385

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.

What should I bring?

Participants will need to bring their own brushes. You will need sable watercolour brushes sizes 0 and 000.

All other materials will be provided.

Who is this course for?

Students who have completed Medieval Manuscript Illumination: Part I or  students who have little gilding experience using any of these methods would be helpful.

What days do I attend?

Saturdays, 9, 16 and 30 March; 6 and 13 April 2019.

No class on Saturday 23 March.

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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What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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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.