One Saturday a month, join Miss Julie to create your own masterpieces! In these workshops, kids can paint like a famous artist, learn about other cultures, celebrate different holidays, and so much more - each workshop offers something different!

An illumination is an embellishment, or decoration on the pages of a manuscript. An illuminated letter was usually the first letter of a page or paragraph. It was always enlarged and in color with gold leaf applied to areas to “illuminate” the page, while the rest of the text remained black. The images used to enhance the letters include animals, plants, and mythological creatures. Illuminated letters, part of larger illuminated manuscripts, were widespread throughout Europe during Medieval times, but some are older than that, even dating back to ancient Egyptian times.

Kids' Saturday Workshop - Illuminated Letters- September 24 Image