Ms Patricia Lovett (Professional scribe and illuminator) 
Full-day, from 10.00 to 17.00
Maximum: 15 students
Venue: Senate House

Additional cost for all tools and materials £15: Please select the relevant ticket type e.g. Standard - 2 Day with Masterclass, to be charged the correct amount when booking.

This is an opportunity to learn how mediaeval illuminations were made and follow through the processes yourself. Each participant will choose an animal from a bestiary from a selection to copy on to vellum, use real gold leaf, and paint using gouache (the closest to egg tempera). Each stage will be carefully explained and beginners are particularly welcome. All tools and materials are supplied.



de Hamel, Christopher, Scribes and Illuminators (London, 1992)

P. Lovett, The British Library Companion to Calligraphy, Illumination and Heraldry (London, 2000)

de Hamel & P. Lovett, The Macclesfield Alphabet Book (London, 2010)

P. Lovett, The Art and History of Calligraphy (London, 2017)