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Illuminated Letter
a one day workshop

                 NO new dates until Autumn 2022                

16 York Road, Exeter EX4 6BA

                       10.00-4.00 with 30 minutes for lunch. Cost £45

Illumination – the decoration historically used to ornament a page of manuscript including the use of gold leaf.

This one day workshop offers experienced guidance and instruction for beginners and those with some calligraphy experience wishing to try their hand at illuminating a letter.  The group will draw a single letter to be gilded using 24 carat gold leaf (choose your own design or use one provided by tutor). This letter will be embellished using a variety of painting and drawing media along traditional or contemporary lines.

Essential materials are provided.  

Option to purchase additional items from tutor.

Please bring any small brushes, gouache, drawing pens and ideas.

Refreshments will be available but please make your own arrangements for lunch – packed lunch is ideal.


Illuminated Letter
a one day workshop
Saturday 23rd April 2022

at St Annes, Barnstaple

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Image: St Annes Barnstaple

Workshop in progress

Image: illumination

The work of  beginners on a one day Workshop in Illumination. A single letter incorporating gold leaf and painted decoration


Exeter evening class students' work after just six weeks study. Amazing. Very well done - you know who you are!

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