Beginning Illumination - Midas Well

By Rosalee Anderson

Starting Date : 02 July 2022

Fees : HK$ 1,000 or US$ 130

Workshop Description

Everyone notices the beauty of decorated and illuminated letters.  In this class we will learn the basics of decoration and illumination using loose gold leaf and gouache, and the fundamentals of design.   The techniques covered will be laying sizing and gold leaf, tooling gold leaf, transferring designs, making diaper patterns, learning about acanthus leaf motifs, and accenting with filigree and drop shadows.


Class 01 : We will lay sizing on the two “M” designs, and guild at least one of them.  While waiting for one to dry we’ll transfer diaper design onto the second “M” and discuss tooling. 


Class 02 : We will continue with the two “M” designs, exploring the acanthus and filigree motifs, and paint.


Class 03 : We will combine the skills from the first two classes in the larger “Midas Well” design by transferring a diamond diaper

pattern, gilding and tooling; then begin to paint.


Class 04 : We will complete the painting started in the last class.

Note to Students

  •  This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days following the final class.

  • All recordings expires on Saturday, 01 October, 2022 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Rosalee to critique.

  • Recommended supply list, handouts, zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page three weeks (or as soon as practicable) before the first session. Click here for user guide on how to access your workshop page.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time. 

Workshop Schedule

Class 01

Saturday, 02 July, 2022

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 02

Saturday, 09 July, 2022

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 03

Saturday, 23 July, 2022

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 04

Saturday, 30 July, 2022

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.