They only illuminate Bibles, right? No! Manuscript illumination is a set of techniques developed in the Middle Ages. The brilliant colors, supple parchment, and luminous gold catch the eye and demand complete attention. Small and discrete or overwhelming in scope, illuminations delight the eye. Using traditional designs or images from their own work, students will create a small illumination while learning all the steps in the process.
Students will be provided with a materials list on registration. Class taught at the Center for Book Arts over a weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4pm both days.
Taught at the Center for Book Arts by Karen Gorst. Karen Gorst is a calligrapher, manuscript illuminator and book artist. A student of Hermann Zapf's, in 1999 she was included in the Society of Scribe's exhibit of the 100 most influential lettering artists of the 20th century. Ms. Gorst curated NYPL's Three Faith Scriptorium and has lectured/taught at numerous institutions including The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, Penland School of Crafts, The Cloisters and Wellesley College. You can see examples of Ms. Gorst's work and educational podcasts at: www.GorstStudio.com.
Sat, Oct 13th, 2012
10:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT