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Illuminated Letters with Meg Kennedy

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Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine Street

Room 405, 4th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Registration will open Wednesday, January 2nd at 12:00pm

Before the printing press, hand-written manuscript pages were adorned with golden letters, decorative borders, and intricate illustrations. In this workshop, we’ll draw Medieval-style versal letters, “gild” them metallic gouache, and learn to decorate them with decorative borders and background designs that were seen in European manuscripts. No calligraphic experience is necessary for this class. If possible participants should bring a 2H pencil, a small pointed synthetic brush (size 0 or 1), and a black Pigma Micron pen in size 01.

Meg Kennedy is a book artist and professional calligrapher who lives and works in Wynnewood, PA. She often uses medieval illuminations as inspiration in designing commemorative and award documents that are commissioned by academic institutions and corporate organizations. Samples of her work can be seen at www.book-arts.com.

This free workshop will take place 10 AM - 1 PM in Room 405, 4th floor of the Parkway Central Library.

The Art Department partners with the Philadelphia Center for the Book to bring free book arts workshops to Parkway Central every month from September to May.

Space in these very popular classes is limited; please let us know in advance if you will not be able to attend after you have registered so that we can release tickets to those on the waiting list. You can do so by canceling your order here, emailing us from the link on your confimation or calling the Art Department: 215-686-5403


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