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 decorate simple Roman and Versal capital letters based on a system of historic techniques. Participants will create their own drawn and painted initial from provided historic references, including applied gold. 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 more formal documents.

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.