Workshop: Illuminated Manuscripts with Christina Amato
Illuminated manuscripts are handwritten manuscripts decorated with brilliant colors and gold. In this workshop, participants will decorate an initial or simple illustration with gouache paint and real gold leaf. We will use traditional medieval techniques with some help from modern materials.
Christina Amato has worked as the book conservator at the New York Society Library since 2016. She holds a Diploma of Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School in Boston and has worked in many prestigious conservation labs for the past ten years. She is also an award-winning creator of miniature books, which she writes, illustrates, and binds in her free time.