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Franco-saxons Initials & Decoration

With Benoit Furet

Starting Date : 4 Nov 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

Franco-saxon style is a mix from the French manuscripts and the Saxon (or Insular) ones. The best of two different worlds, put together in the ninth century in France, where illuminators integrated insular decoration patterns.

 

In this workshop, student will focus on illuminated and decorated initials from the second Bible of Charles the Bold, created during the 4th quarter of the ninth century in the North of France and now kept at the French National Library.

Lesson 1 : Study of the arrowed basic initials and the associated decoration

Lesson 2 : Knotwork building techniques

Lesson 3 : Study of historical large initials and animal heads

Lesson 4 : Franco-saxon style in the 21st century

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, 26 January , 2024 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Benoit 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

Saturday, 4 November, 2023

17:00 pm - 19:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Saturday, 11 November, 2023

17:00 pm - 19:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Saturday, 18 November, 2023

17:00 pm - 19:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 4

Saturday, 25 November, 2023

17:00 pm - 19:00 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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