Masterclass: Illuminated Manuscripts Junior Art with Elizabeth Marruffo

$275.00 inc. GST

10:00am – 4:00pm 6th + 7th of July

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Welcome to the incredible world of Illuminated Manuscripts

In this course students will be inspired by calligraphy and the detailed illustrations of animals and plants made by the nuns and monks working in the middle ages.

We’ll be studying the life of the artist nun Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 17 September 1179), as well as the cat Pangur Bán as we look at a variety of illuminated manuscripts from this time. Over the term we will be transferring drawings and patterns, practicing calligraphy, designing our initials, sculpting our own Pangur Ban cat and mastering the processes of gold-leafing! Students will leave with their own mini Illuminated Book and their Pangur Ban cat sculpture.

Through the study of her paintings and other works from the time we will complete a series of delicate gold leafed watercolour and gouache paintings to form a book of our own. We will look at the poem ‘I and Pangur Ban My Cat’ as we work on a finished calligraphy presentation of the poem and sculpt our own cat out of polymer clay. Each week will have a calligraphy warm up exercise as we practice medieval doodling, or ‘marginalia’.

Our small class size of only 10, means that each student will get the feedback and attention they need in order to achieve their best outcome.

Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00am – 4.00pm on the 6th and 7th of July

This course is recommended for ages 7+

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10.00am – 4.00pm on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of July