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Historical manuscript courses

Traditional, medieval & illuminated manuscript courses, classes and workshops taught at locations across the UK. Manuscripts are original works; documents or texts 'produced by hand'. Learn to cure, cut and write with quills to create gilded and decorated letters and keep this beautiful heritage craft alive.

Gloucestershire - Next course on 17th January 2019
What happens when all the art traditions have been broken? Where does art go after modernism and how do artists make art when cultural authority has been challenged? This course will explore the wide and diverse approaches to art in more recent years when we have come to see that there is no longer one dominant style or movement in art. Artists are now working in a pluralistic, multi-cultural, global society in which advances in...
Online & Wiltshire
The content is a playfulness of language,the making of a personal HermeneuticsSaga, this course is about transform with paper, with colour and verse. A purposely formed creative force through the journey together in my workshops.
Join Sarah Lace for a taster session in Illuminated Lettering. Sarah will give you a brief history of illuminated lettering through the centuries with demonstrations of traditional and modern techniques allowing you to produce practical work on a letter of your choice. You will apply gold to illuminate your letter and will end the session by adding some watercolour or gouache to illustrate and create an illuminated letter with a simple modern look. For those...
Essex - Next course on 3rd May 2019
Join us at Old Bank Studios for a one day machine embroidery workshop, focussing on lettering. Angie’s brand new workshop making illuminated letters using felt, foils, hand and machine embroidery. The designs are inspired by ancient manuscripts. Angie is a textile artist and tutor, who lives and works in Ledbury, Herefordshire. While a student she won the prestigious Charles Henry Foyle Trust Award for Stitched Textiles with her piece ‘Unfolding Word’ and had ‘Shroud’ accepted...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 10th February 2019
Italic calligraphy is a traditional style of calligraphy that uses a chisel nib to produce a distinct and stylish pen script. The workshops are suitable for all levels and are light hearted, fun and aimed to give a taster of the basic skills needed to produce this very popular and beautiful script. Ideal for all those personal touches to your crafted cards or for generating your own unique designs. In this quick class you will...