Intermediate Gold Leaf Illumination - October 19

$52.00 each

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Intermediate Gold Leaf Illumination

(with Artist, Necole Witcher)
Saturday, October 19th from 11:00am - 2:00pm

Intermediate Gold Leaf Illumination continues from the Intro to Gold Leaf class.  Now we are ready to prepare real parchment to receive illumination.  We will be illuminating initial letters in the Insular style, whose most famous example is the Book of Kells.  This technique-focused session will give you all tools that are necessary, including parchment squares, gold leaf, ink and gouache; the same material used a millenia past! During this informal session you can begin to deepen your understanding of the difference between illumination and illustration, as well as the context that Insular illumination was born. Intro to Gold Leaf class required.

Supplies include all materials needed to make an illumination including composition gold foil, watercolor, paintbrushes, water-dishes, blotting material, and parchment. The tools provided during the class project will remain the property of the instructor. Students are highly recommended to bring magnification (reading) glasses if needed. Please bring a pair of cotton gloves if you want to keep your parchment as clean as possible of the natural oils of the hands. Lunch is not supplied so please feel free to bring a bagged lunch, or something to snack on.


Motivated to reconnect communities through art, Necole brings energy to overlooked places. She studies, paints and communes with many versions of Western New York, trying to derive its essence. When she is not in the woods or hamlets sketching, she’s most likely making prints at the Print Shop at the Roycroft Campus, educating people in this age-old art form. Necole has a diverse background in art, science and education. 

Class Tuition: $40 + $12 Supplies = $52
Registration is required and seating is limited.

If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.

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