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Designing and Gilding Your Own Medieval Initial

With Julia Bangert

Starting Date : 16 July 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,000 or US$ 130

Workshop Description

In this workshop, student will learn how to create an illuminated letter and get an introduction to medieval book illumination. Student will also learn how to mix their own gesso, gild and paint your own letter.


Lesson 1 - Introduction to the subject of medieval book illumination and showing student how to make a design drawing for your letter. Student will also mix their own gesso for gilding in Lesson 2.


Lesson 2 - How to apply the gesso and gild. Furthermore, start with the first basic paint layer for your letter.


Lesson 3 - Complete your illuminated letter with shadows, highlights and other embellishments.

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 Friday, 29 September, 2023 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion board for Julia 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.

  • Click here for the recommended workshop supplies.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Sunday, 16 July, 2023

19:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Sunday, 23 July, 2023

19:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Sunday, 30 July, 2023

19:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

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

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