Decorated Letters

The illuminated letter has been used to highlight and enhance handwritten texts throughout history. In this one-day workshop, students will learn how to draw, paint and decorate simple Roman and Versal capital letters using templates and historic references (provided). Participants will be guided through the process of creating their own drawn and painted large letter in color, including applied gold techniques. From basic outlining to detailed, colored embellishments, these step-by-step methods are easy to learn and have many creative applications, from simple greeting cards to poetry, and more formal documents. More than one initial can be created, if time allows.

Level: Beginner and up

Please note: This is a design class, involving drawing and painting. A basic knowledge of calligraphy is helpful, but not necessary.

A supply list and link to order will be sent upon registration.