Botanical Border Illumination
(with Artist, Necole Witcher)
Friday, June 8 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The borders embellishing Medieval codices can show us a region's interpretation of Christian dogma as well as the influence of surrounding cultures. Compare codices from Byzantine, Insular and Gothic periods. Contemplate what borders your region would use if contemporary illuminated codiecs were still created. Design a border that represents your region, based on provided examples and Western new York's flora. Some design expereince is helpful; options provided for beginners.
Supplies include all materials needed to make an illumination including metallic ink, watercolor, paintbrushes, water-dishes, blotting material, and prepped watercolor paper. The tools provided during the class project will remain the property of the instructor. Students are highly recommended to bring magnification (reading) glasses if needed. Dinner is not supplied so please feel free to bring a bagged meal, or something to snack on.
From curating to modeling to painting, Necole Witcher has been involved in the art business since 2007. She has a background in watercolor, art history and botany. Necole currently works at the Illumination Studio and Press Room in the Roycroft Print Shop and continues to promote and educate people in this age old art form. It makes her day if her work inspires or pushes at the edges of reality.
Class Tuition: $40 + $10 Supplies = $50
Registration is required and seating is limited.
If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.