Illuminated Lettering

The Course

Enjoy making your own decorated and gilded capital letter. In this busy session, you will learn how to enhance your calligraphy to create a vibrant decorative letter using line, colour and gold (either real or gold gouache). Participants can research an idea and bring their own exciting letter design to the workshop or select from the designed resources provided by the tutor. Further letters can be drawn with a pencil or created with a pen and illuminated and painted.

The Tutor

Jan Mehigan first studied calligraphy and Illumination at Art College. She is a Fellow of both the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society.

She has BA (Hons) in Education and in 2014 gained the Diploma of the Society of Botanical Art (DipSBA). She has taught drawing, watercolour painting and calligraphy in adult education for over 28 years delivering workshops for several organisations including the Society of all Artists. She has written several calligraphy books, some co-authored with Mary Noble, and contributed to other books and publications. Jan’s work has been in many calligraphic exhibitions and has demonstrated at Art in Action.

Participant Information

Course fee covers one sheet of gold foil, if you require extra you will be charged an extra fee of £2 per sheet.
Materials to bring:
· 2H and HB pencil
· A small selection of Watercolour and gouache paints
· Two brushes with good points – No. 2 and either a 00 (or perhaps a 000).
· An old paint brush for mixing paint would be useful.
· A cheap black technical pen such as an Edding, Uni pin or similar ( optional)
· Two water pots (yogurt pots work well) and kitchen towel for wiping brushes
· A mixing palette or white plate

Fee & Refreshments

£70 per person, this includes tuition, tea and coffee. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance. The Museum cafe will be open or you may wish to bring a packed lunch.
Course fee covers one sheet of gold foil, if you require extra you will be charged an extra fee of £2 per sheet.

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Sun 25 September 2022






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