Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures
An exciting opportunity to study the original medieval technique of Manuscript Illumination led by the wonderful Claudia Tulifero who joined us in this year.
Course date for 2017 7th September.
Please check out Claudia Tulifero, our expert from Florence. She is a true 'Maestra'! You will find more details about her on our Tutors section.
Delight in working with precious metals such as gold, silver lapis lazuli and learn these mediaeval skills.
Course Illumination on ParchmentWhat this course will offer.
This course intends to teach and present the ancient technique of illumination.
During the course participants will learn how to:
- prepare the parchment
- realise the basic design and transfer it to the parchment
- prepare the “pastiglia” for the gilding relief
- gilding the letter with water gilding on bole with genuine gold leaf
- prepare the “tempera” with pure pigments, precious metal such as lapis lazuli, egg and natural varnish
It is recommended you bring a Magnifying glass.
There may be an opportunity to learn basic fresco preparation time if time permits.