|Meeting||We normally meet on the 1st Monday of each month 10 am to 12 pm|
|Usual Venue||Leadon Bank Craft Room|
|Status||See text below for Covid status.|
|Members||We will welcome new members when we start up again|
|Contact||Leader Artistic Lettering|
We are a group of those interested in drawing and painting images i.e. dragons, flowers, Celtic designed around individual letters.
The practice of illumination — adding decoration to book manuscripts — dates back to the early fifth century and continued into the Middle Ages, when scribes, monks, and other artists used richly coloured pigments as well as gold and silver leaf to decorate the pages of books and Bibles. The glittering materials used were said to "light up" or illumine the text.
Prior to Covid, this group met for just three sessions, developing our skills with each session. We worked as a team each bringing something to the group and sharing it with the other members. We individually decided which letter we would like to draw and paint, some choose simple designs and others quite elaborate. Every member has their own unique style and aim. Ideas and materials have been shared either via books or printed from the internet. The time passes quickly as we are concentrating on our task; it’s very relaxing and therapeutic.
Although during the last year there has been little or no contact between members we are now meeting on a Tuesday morning 10-12 once a month using zoom and on the 22nd April we will be meeting in the walled garden as a one off.
When we've discussed dates for the following months we will be using each others gardens weather permitting. We will be Social distanced using our own materials and also own drinks