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2 day Learn Illuminated Lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District


Duration: 2 day

Price: £150

Run by: Karen Duncan
at Swallows & Artisans

Lanehead
East of Lake
Coniston
Coniston
Cumbria
LA21 8AA

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About the Course

Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop in the historic craft of Illuminated Lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th Century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration using rubrication and enhancing the piece with the use of watercolour and gold. You will learn some basic skills and techniques which you can continue to develop and practice at home with easily available materials.

For those who are not familiar with Illuminated Lettering - the term illuminate comes from the Latin 'illuminaire' which means 'to light up' and is essentially decorative calligraphy with the use of colour and gold in many different forms. Traditionally this was a religious subject practised in the monasteries with the application of gold leaf to a letter which then reflects the light and makes the letter appear to glow. This letter would typically be the first on a manuscript page or borders and coloured images were added to enhance the letter. Nowadays these techniques can be applied to create something quite modern and appealing.

ABOUT SARAH
Sarah is a local artist with a background in fine art and design. In the last 3 years Sarah has begun to specialise in illumination, in particular, lettering and is mentored by experienced illuminator, Patrick Corbett. Sarah is passionate about this historic craft and passing on her skills to keep this vital craft alive. With a keen interest in history, literature and art Sarah finds this medium combines all three and her love of Lake District heritage gives her continued inspiration.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials are supplied along with healthy lunches, cakes and refreshments. Accommodation is available at our adjoining property, Lanehead. Please enquire for details

This relaxed event takes place at our inspiring, purpose-built creative workshop located in a spectacular setting overlooking beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District. To view more photos take a look at our Facebook or Instagram pages under swallowsandartisans

In the unlikely event that a workshop has to be cancelled, every booking will be transferred to a future workshop (subject to availability). Unfortunately no refunds can be given once a booking has been made.



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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Tuesday 1st October 2019
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