Illuminated Letters

with Mary Teichman


Saturday and Sunday, April 21st & 22nd, 10 am to 5 pm

Explore the ancient graphic art of manuscript illumination by creating your own decorated letter! Using historical examples as models, students can either copy a design, or create their own. We will study gilding on paper using 22K gold leaf, and miniature painting techniques with egg tempera paint. Students will learn how to make tempera paint using pure pigment colors and egg yolks. No previous experience is needed, and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Return home with your own beautifully decorated letter.


Fee is $225, plus $40 for materials.


Classes take place  at One Cottage St., Easthampton, MA. To register, please contact Mary at:



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