If you ever wanted to learn how to cut a quill, what the difference is between vellum and parchment, how to deal with real gold leaf and use it in mediæval miniatures and illuminated letters, and how to paint them, then this course is for you. We shall be covering the techniques of gilding and traditional skills, and you will go home with your own initial letter, gilded and painted on vellum, and with gesso laid with a quill that you will have cut yourself.
I’m running a 3-day course in May – Saturday 23rd May to Monday 25th May 2015 – at my studio in Sevenoaks, Kent. Everything is provided – feathers for quills, vellum, gold, burnishers, paints, brushes, etc.
And tea/coffee and snacks and a light lunch is also included in the price.
Classes are kept deliberately small so that individual and personal attention is emphasised.
Previous students have been kind enough to be very complimentary about the courses I’ve run:
Excellent – patient and with expertise, generous with materials and information, good humour welcome!
Highest level of coverage and specialisation. Everything was well thought out. Help and encouragement was always given. Patricia was very professional and enthusiastic.
Very good introduction and explanations of how to paint a mediæval miniature and the techniques used. Very encouraging to all students.
One of the best course tutors I have had.
Excellently taught – enthusiastic – well thought out and relaxed in a clear and concise manner.
I have achieved a long held ambition, and, thanks to Patricia and the relaxed atmosphere she created, I have amazed myself.
I honestly don’t think the course could have been better.
Every day has been excellent and I have achieved more than I thought I was capable of. Thanks for everything.
Please contact me if you want more details and the application form.