Illumination Masterclass

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Release your inner medievalist and create your own Middle Ages-style illustration

Course dates: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November

Time: 10.00 – 17.00 

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Spend three days with illuminator Patricia Lovett MBE, learning how medieval scribes created their illuminations – decorations and pictures in brightly-coloured pigments and burnished gold leaf – and recreating the full-page David as Psalmist from the Vespasian Psalter. Use real gold leaf on vellum (prepared calfskin) and learn the skills and techniques to bring it to life with colour. 

Patricia Lovett MBE 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: £275.00
Member: £235.00
Senior 60+: £245.00
Student: £235.00
Registered Unemployed: £235.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546