Illuminated Letter Art Class
August 8, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Glen Carbon Centennial Library
Arts & Culture, Classes, Educational, Free, Library
THIS CLASS WILL MEET IN-PERSON IN THE YOUTH ROOM. MASKS REQUIRED.
Approximate time to complete project: 1.5 hours
“Illuminate letters, together with other forms of decorations, were used before the invention of the printing press to enrich hand written books, or manuscripts. The illumination art mainly used bright bold colors and gold, illumination actually means “to light up.”
In this class we are going to create our own illuminated letter in an easy and accessible way, step by step, without the use of professional tools for calligraphy–just using acrylic paint markers.
Materials needed for the class:
Pencil and eraser
Sturdy paper for painting (Mixed media or watercolor paper), approximate size 6X8 inches.
Paint Markers, any brand, 3 colors of your choice, plus GOLD and WHITE. Greta uses Elmer’s Painters Opaque brand.
A ruler (or square and ruler set) to trace straight lines.
Painter’s tape (for clean lines around borders).
Optional: carbon paper to trace the letter. *Greta will share her carbon paper with class, if needed.