Illumination Masterclass


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Create your own Middle Ages-style illustration

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Release your inner medievalist and create your own Middle Ages-style illustration on vellum (calfskin), with tutor Patricia Lovett. Learn how medieval scribes created their illuminations, and go home with your own example.

The most luxurious manuscripts were lit up by decorations and pictures in brightly-coloured pigments and burnished gold leaf. Under Patricia’s expert guidance choose your own miniature animal from a medieval bestiary, and learn the skills and techniques to bring it to life with colour and gold. Develop your design on prepared vellum, apply gold leaf and add colour in the medieval painting style. 

This course is led by world-renowned scribe and illuminator, Patricia Lovett MBE. Patricia is Vice-Chair of the Heritage Crafts Association and has exhibited calligraphic artworks widely in the UK and abroad. She produced the replica Book of Hours used in the BBC Wolf Hall series. Patricia's latest book The Art and History of Calligraphy was published by the British Library this year.


Name: Illumination Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £115.00
Member: £115.00
Senior 60+: £105.00
Student: £100.00
Registered Unemployed: £100.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546