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Celtic art weekend in the stunning Scottish Highlands

Duration: 2 days

Price: £135

Contact: Georgia Macleod at Cromarty Arts Trust

The Stables
Cromarty Mains
IV11 8XS

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 7th November 2020

About the Course

Using the same techniques and materials as the scribes that made the Book of Kells this workshop will involve working on real parchment and mixing traditional pigments to create a work of art inspired by the original insular manuscripts with the help of scribe, illuminator and parchment maker Thomas Keyes.

Following on from years of research into insular parchment and pigment making techniques and working with leading experts at Trinity college Dublin and the University of Cork this workshop will run in conjunction with Thomas’s Insular Research Residency at Groam House Museum. The residency will involve the creation of a replica 8th century gospel book and the supporting scribes toolkit that would have been at Rosemarkie in its monastic phase. This course will involve getting as close to the world of the insular scribe as it’s possible to get and in so doing gain a deeper appreciation of Celtic insular art. It’s suitable for anyone with an interest in Celtic art or broadening their range of creative skills, no experience necessary.

No experience necessary, bring suitable clothing to spend some time outdoors. This will be a fun, friendly experience in a beautiful, inspiring part of the world. Residential packages are available.

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

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided. A home-made lunch is included in the cost.

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