Students will learn the calligraphy of the Irish manuscript illuminators of the Middle Ages, Insular Uncial Script, and create an illumination on of a sheet of true hide vellum using the same materials (ink, mineral pigments and quill pens) that were used in the ancient Irish scriptoria.
The workshop will be taught by Susan Kelly vonMedicus, art faculty Villanova University. Students will create an illumination of the lion and the lamb inspired by the Book of Kells, and will scribe an appropriate text of their choice. No previous artistic experience required. Total cost of the class is $325, which includes all materials. For further information and to receive registration materials, contact Maureen McCormick <firstname.lastname@example.org>.