The Medieval Art of IlluminationGRADES: 4-8
DURATION: Total - 120 minutes. 60 minute assembly, 45 minute hands-on experience and 15 minute children's presentation.
AVAILABILITY: Year Round
COST: $350 per program
CONTACT: Zoe Alowan, TAP Tour Coordinator 530.432.3080
GROUP SIZE: up to 120 sutdents
|Take a journey to medieval times in Europe when one of
the great arts was the making of illuminated manuscripts. Travel to secret monastery
libraries and scriptoria where books were created and hidden away. Learn about the history
about the centers of illumination work, Romanesque art and architecture, the Bayeaux
tapestry, how monks made vellum, ink and paints, and view first hand selected pages from
the Beatus of Liebana, one of the most copied books of its time. the building of the
cathedrals, amazing gargoyles, and the impact of the Crusades will all be discussed.
Beautiful murals and stained glass windows transport students back in time while a storyteller recounts an early recorded tale.
Hands-on learning experiences for students include:
Creating illuminated bookmarks
Writing with quill pens
Acting in a medieval play (in costume)
Sketching their classmates
Creating medieval amulets out of Sculpey