Adult ARTLab: Introduction to Illumination

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Saturday December 4

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1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM


Learn more about illumination in medieval manuscripts and create your own illuminated letter or border in this workshop inspired by the exhibition Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City. The workshop will begin with an overview of medieval manuscript illumination and its history, followed by a discussion of illumination techniques used both then and now. After a demonstration of a gilding method that is still used today, participants will create their own illuminated letter or border, which may become a framed work of art, a bookmark, or even a decoration for a piece of calligraphy.