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Illuminated manuscripts are among the most dazzling and intriguing objects ever created and this is your chance to join renowned scribe and illuminator Patricia Lovett MBE on this one-day masterclass to learn the skills and techniques of how these were created. The most luxurious manuscripts were lit up by decorations and pictures in brightly-coloured pigments and burnished gold leaf. Under Patricia’s expert guidance you’ll choose your own miniature animal from a small selection from medieval bestiaries, and find out how to bring it to life with colour and gold. You’ll work on prepared vellum (calfskin), apply gold leaf, and add colour in a medieval style. Through the course of the day you’ll learn how medieval scribes created their illuminations, and go home with your own spectacular example.


Tutor: Patricia Lovett MBE

Patricia Lovett is a professional calligrapher and illuminator and works from her studio at Kent, UK. She has written a number of books on calligraphy and illumination as well as a DVD on illumination, and teaches and lectures all over the world.

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