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Create an illuminated letter

Duration: One Day, 10am-4pm

Price: £45

Book with: Julie Chaney
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Mistley Quay Workshop
High Street
Mistley, Manningtree
CO11 1HB

About the Course

Enjoy learning the process of applying gold leaf with exquisite effect and to paint with gouache using a fine brush to create your own illuminated initial.

A selection of inspiring historical and contemporary letters will be available for you to choose. You will be carefully guided through the process of tracing down, gilding, decorating and detailing your letter to produce a beautiful and unique design. If you wish, your favourite colours or motifs can be incorporated. Besides gold, other metals such as platinum or copper leaf will be available.

All materials and tools provided.

Suitable for beginners. Maximum 8 people.

The venue is a well-lit and peaceful workroom within the Mistley Quay Workshops with a beautiful view out over the River Stour.

There'll be plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.  For lunch, please bring your own or food is available from the cafe next door.

Unrestricted parking nearby.  Nearest railway station is Mistley, 2-3 minutes walk away.

Please note : Access to the building is via a staircase.

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.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 7th December 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities

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