Decorated Letters

The illuminated letter has been used to highlight and enhance handwritten texts throughout history.

 In this one-day workshop, you will be guided through the process of designing, drawing and painting simple Roman and Versal capital letters based on a system of historic techniques. You’ll learn, step-by-step, how to create beautifully decorated initial(s) in color with applied gold leaf paint. From basic outlining to detailed, colored embellishments, these detailed 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.