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Arts & Crafts Event, Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar 2020, £150

Illuminated Lettering

Illuminated Lettering


Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop to learn the historic craft of illuminated lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration using rubrication and enhancing the piece with the use of watercolour and gold. You will learn some basic skills and techniques which you can continue to develop and practice at home with easily available materials. If you are working on a large project and require more time or would like to know more skills, there is the option of staying for a 3rd day for an additional charge.
This two day workshop will include all materials, lunches and refreshments.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.

The workshop will take place in our purpose built creative space overlooking Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar 2020 10:00 to 16:00
Swallows & Artisans is an inspiring creative workshop in a spectacular setting overlooking Coniston Water. The studio is adjacent to Lanehead, the historic home of artist William G Collingwood, and provides accommodation for S&A guests. Please ask for details.


£150 including all materials, lunches and refreshments.


East of Lake,
LA21 8AA


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Map reference: SD 318973  Lat: 54.36667 Long: -3.05110

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