Celtic Illuminations

Celtic Illuminated Lettering Workshop

DAY:  Saturday February 17, 2018
TIME:  10 am- 4:30 pm
COST:  $150 + HST per person

This workshop can also be scheduled anytime throughout the year for groups of 2 or more.

TO REGISTER: Contact CJ Shelton at 519-942-2018 or email artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca

Illuminated manuscriptLet’s get knotty! Create and paint your own decorated and ‘illuminated’ initials, word or name in traditional Celtic knotwork style. This enjoyable full day workshop is an introduction to the beautiful tradition known as ‘illuminated lettering’ that is often seen in Celtic art such as the famous Book of Kells. ‘Illuminations’ are symbols, knot work patterns, animal motifs and abstract designs decorating the first letter of a word or manuscript.

Join artist CJ Shelton as she provides a brief historical background and then practical help in understanding the illumination process. After learning some easy ways of creating the under/over weaving effect of Celtic knotwork and other elements, participants will choose a single letter, their initials or a simple word and create their own unique design on a 12”x12” canvas using a combination of stencils, free-hand drawing and acrylic paints and inks. Illuminated letterThis workshop is designed to help you produce a simple finished art piece of your own that is ready to hang. No previous art experience is necessary. If you enjoy doodling and colouring or painting you will love this relaxing day of creativity and companionship.

$150 + HST per person, all art materials supplied. The cost of lunch is extra, bring your own or purchase at the Cafe on the lower level of the Alton Mill. This is a full day workshop from 10 am to 4:30 pm with a 45 minute break for lunch

Booking an art experience is a commitment to yourself, the facilitator and other participants. The following policies are in place to ensure that all workshops and sessions run as scheduled and help guarantee that everyone involved has an enjoyable experience.

PAYMENT Payment is by cash or credit card (VISA, Mastercard and AMEX accepted). To confirm your registration you must provide a VISA credit card number at the time of booking. The balance or full cost will be due the day of the workshop.

CANCELLATION POLICY  Last minute cancellations other than for extenuating circumstances spoils the fun for all involved … it creates challenges for the facilitator and disappointment for other registrants if a class has to be cancelled as a result.


A raincheck may be offered depending on the circumstances of the cancellation. If a workshop has to be cancelled due to inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances participants will either be notified of the re-scheduled day/time or a full refund will be provided.