Techniques for Decorated & Illuminated Capitals with Susan Keyes

SAGA banner 2020 copyThis 2-day workshop explores decoration and illumination techniques used in historical manuscripts for capitals. Shading, vines, split colour caps, filled caps filigree, turning leaf, diaper patterns, tooling, and the steps to construct elaborate border treatments will be set out. Lombardic and Black Letter scripts will be provided to use as the basis for decoration. This workshop is for all levels of experience although some knowledge of Lombardic and Black Letter scripts would be helpful. References will be made to the history of hand written bibles where decoration was employed for the glory of God. Presented by the Sacred Arts Guild of Alberta.

Susan will provide a supply kit for $12.00. Participants are responsible for their remaining supplies.   A list of supplies list will be sent to registrants.   Please note as well that Kensington Arts provides a 15% discount on all supplies purchased by class attendee’s during the workshop (some exceptions apply).  

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Susan Keyes
Date: Saturday, February 29, and Sunday, March 1 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $150.00 + GST for members; $165.00 +GST for non-members