Letters from Lindisfarne

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The Lindisfarne Gospels were written in the 7th century, long before printing and computers - just one man who designed, wrote and decorated it. A talented, inventive and original monk called Eadfrith.

During a full week we will be visiting the various different types of letters, and designs that feature in the gospels: some are written, some painted, some decorative and some curious.  In addition to this, we'll be taking the old letters and making them fresh and new with a modern creative twist to bring them right up to date, interesting and fun. It will be an engaging week learning something of the history of the period, as well as improving your drawing and writing skills, and given guidance on some complementary painting skills for making bright and bold letters with watercolours.

Additionally, we will be learning about and making copies of, some of the intricate mythical beasts that also appear in the manuscript. Suitable for all levels. A little knowledge of calligraphy would be useful but not essential


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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM