*Term 2 Home School* Junior Art

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Mini 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. The life of the artist nun Hildegard van Bingen (1098 – 17 September 1179), as well as the Old Irish poem about the cat Pangur Ban will be studied.

Through the study of Von Bingen’s paintings and a variety of illuminated manuscripts from this time we will complete a series of delicate gold leafed watercolour and gouache paintings to form a book of our own.

We will be transferring drawings and patterns, practicing calligraphy, designing our initials, sculpting our own Pangur Ban cat and gold-leafing it all! Students will leave with their own mini Illuminated Book and their Pangur Ban cat sculpture.

Our class size of only 16 with 2 teachers means that each student will get the feedback and attention they need in order to achieve their best outcome.

 

Weeks 1 – 6th May
through to
Weeks 4 –
27th May

In the first 4 sessions we will look closely at a range of engaging medieval illuminations including those by Hildegard von Bingen. The illuminations feature a lot of fun characters such as rabbits riding snails, foxes carrying backpacks of birds, wacky‘marginalia’ (medieval doodling) and many intricate decorative patterns.

We will begin to practice a range of meditative calligraphy techniques and learn how the artist nuns and monks expressed themselves through calligraphy at this time.

In these sessions students will:

-practice a calligraphy warm-up activity and build upon skills each week
-select images to transfer onto A5 watercolour paper
-render in aquarelle, watercolours and gouache to emphasise form and dimension
-embellish with gold leaf
-refine their patterns and illuminations with fineliners and pencils

 

Week 5 – 3rd June

In this session we will study the Old Irish poem ‘I and Pangur Ban my Cat’ as we read the book ‘The White Cat and the Monk’ by Jo Ellen Bogart together.

In this session students will:

– practice writing the poem ‘I and Pangur Ban My Cat’ in their calligraphy warm-up
– sculpt their small white cat out of Polymer clay ready for next week’s drawing session.

 

Week 6 – 10th June

Students will be designing and drawing their very own elaborate illumination.

In this session students will:

– use a range of pencils to draw their sculpted cat studying light, shade and form
– design an illumination around this image
– render in aquarelle, watercolours and gouache to emphasise form and dimension
– embellish with gold leaf
– refine their patterns and illuminations with fineliners and pencils

Week 7 – 17th June

In this session student’s will complete an elaborate illumination that incorporates the Pangur Ban poem in calligraphy. Their calligraphy practice over the previous weeks will mean they can confidently design this page and include some fun marginalia (medieval doodling) if they wish.

In this session students will:

– use a range of calligraphy pens to write the poem
– design an illumination around the poem looking at emphasising an initial
– render in aquarelle, watercolours and gouache to emphasise the initial
– embellish with gold leaf
– refine their patterns and illuminations with fineliners and pencils

Week 8 – 24th June

In this final session students will work with an initial of their choice to design and decorate using the techniques we have learnt this term. This letter will be on black paper and can form the cover of their Mini Illuminated Manuscripts.

In these sessions students will:

– transfer their initial onto black paper
– design an illumination around this initial
– use a range of metallic pens to render their design
– embellish with gold leaf

 

Age range: This workshop is suitable for ages 7 – 15

Drop and leave: Milktooth is an art space unsuitable for younger siblings and workshops are drop and leave. Please feel free to settle your child/ren and then enjoy a coffee at one of the nearby cafes or a visit to Scitech and return at 11.30am for pickup. If your child requires 1:1 support, you are welcome to stay and support them, without younger siblings present.

Supervising adults and numbers: Workshops require a minimum of 12 students to run, and a maximum of 16, with Artists Teachers Liz and Campbell maintaining a ratio of 1:8.

Lunch and Snacks: Please have a good breakfast and you are welcome to bring any nut free snacks into Milktooth. Do bring a water bottle, and light snack if your child needs it

Parking: There are plenty of parking options around the Milktooth studio that have a variety of conditions. Please check our Guide to Visiting Milktooth, which has detailed parking guides and photos of how to find us.

Additional information

Date

Fridays 10:00am – 11:30am, 8 x 1.5hr lessons