Manuscript Illumination I


Manuscript Illumination I

Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 29
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Individual Dates: 10-21, 10-22, 10-28, 10-29

Fee: Workshop fee of $240.00 includes all supplies. Class limited to 12 students.
Registration fee of $50.00 due by October 14, 2017.

Students will be introduced to the history of medieval manuscript illumination artists of the 10th to 13th centuries. They will create their own illuminations using gouache medium and learn the following illumination forms: leaves, turning leaves, turning ribbons, diaper patterns, and the decoration of leading letters. They will use learn the techniques for decorating gold backgrounds and will complete a final project, suitable for framing. No artistic experience is necessary for the workshop and all materials will be provided by the instructor. N.B. this is not a course in calligraphy.



Virginia Licata is a mathematics professor retired from Camden County Community College in Blackwood, NJ. Currently, she is on staff at Loyola Retreat House in Faulkner, MD where she gives both directed and preached retreats. She is an active parishioner in Holy Family Parish, Sewell, NJ. With great interest in and desire to master manuscript illumination, she attended both beginning and advanced courses in the subject at St. Michael Art Institute in Mystic, CT.


Registration for the workshop is requested by October 14, 2017 Registration deposit is $50.00 payable to Basilian Spirituality Center. Questions? Call the Center at 215.780.1227 or email at