Medieval Manuscript Illumination Taster Session

Held by Toni Watts

An introduction to the wonderful world of medieval manuscript illumination. After a brief introduction describing how manuscripts were made, with slides showing some beautiful examples, you will be taught how to apply gold leaf to paper. We will use both traditional and contemporary techniques so that you can discover which you prefer. The afternoon will be spent putting your new found skills into practice, working on a small medieval design in 24 carat gold leaf and watercolour.