Advanced Illuminated Manuscripts at Lincoln Castle

Advanced Illuminated Manuscripts at Lincoln Castle

Duration: One day (10am - 4pm)

Price: £75

Run by: Amy
at Lincoln Castle

01522 552434

Lincoln Castle
Castle Square
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 3AA

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About the Course

Take your gold work to the next level!

This illumination workshop focus solely on the use of manuscript gesso and loose leaf gold. Raising the gold on gesso means that it can be burnished to a high shine producing beautiful resutls. It is a more advanced technique than the one used on our Illuminated Manuscripts day course so makes a interesting next step for those who have some experience. No drawing skills necessary as there will be a choice of medieval designs for students to choose from. Students may bring their own brushes (sable sizes 000 and 1 are recommended) or use those supplied.

Tutor: Toni Watts
Toni has been awarded the Diploma in Traditional Art from The Prince’s School in London and learnt from some of the few master illuminators in the UK. She hopes in turn, to contribute to the survival of these wonderful traditional skills and currently teach, lecture and exhibit throughout the UK. She was Artist in Residence at Lincoln Cathedral between 2015 -2016 and is their present Manuscript Illuminator.

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Students attending the course should comfortable clothes, including closed toe shoes. Suitable for ages 16 +

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 tools and materials will be provided.



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