Enjoy making your own decorated and gilded capital letter, which can be used to enhance your calligraphy or to create a vibrant decorative letter, using line, colour and gold (the “real” stuff or gold gouache). You will be very busy on the day and you may wish to research an idea and bring your own exciting letter design to the workshop or perhaps select from the designed resources that will be provided. Further letters can be drawn with a pencil or created with a pen and illuminated and painted.
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Learn the basic rules of perspective and learn to “sight-measure” with your pencil. Using pencil, pens, chalk and charcoal, be inspired by the beautiful historic surroundings and learn to make quick, accurate and expressive sketches. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
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A day aimed at those who are new to calligraphy, this day will cover the basics of using a dip pen and ink and learning the letter forms of the Uncial script, which was used most between the 4th and 8th centuries across Europe, but is still popular with calligraphers today. After gaining familiarity with the letter forms students will write out a short quote of their choice, producing a simple layout ready for the piece to be completed.Find out more Book now
A crash course in painting the beautiful historic buildings of the Museum using the comparatively modern medium of acrylic paints. In the morning we will look at different styles and methods of using acrylic paints with brushes and palette knives before making preparatory sketches outdoors. After lunch you will have time to continue with your painting. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.Find out more Book now
This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and study nature’s harvest here at the Museum. Discover the beautiful colours, patterns and textures of a variety of fruits and berries, seed pods, hips and haws on this fascinating one-day course. Enjoy creating realistic botanical illustrations by drawing and painting with precision and accuracy with plenty of help and guidance from your tutor. This course is suitable for all abilities and allows you the opportunity to work at your own pace with help and guidance from your tutor.Find out more Book now