Armenian border and bird alphabet

Learn how to draw and paint a medieval Armenian style border and matching bird alphabet.

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Learn how to draw and paint this decorative medieval Armenian style border. Then you can create a heading or name with the very unusual matching bird alphabet. This border makes a stunning bookmark or you can add it to a page of your calligraphy.

Tania will take you step by step through the process in videos and worksheets, and you will be amazed at what you can create! You can do this workshop all at once on a lazy Sunday, or in little stages if your time is precious and in short supply. Feel free to try some different colours, unlock your creativity and have some fun.

Your Instructor

Tania Crossingham
Tania Crossingham

I am a professional artist and teacher who has been passionately creating Medieval Illuminated manuscripts for thirty years. My work has been sold all over the world. Trained as an art teacher I have taught hundreds of people how to create illuminations for themselves.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
I have never done illumination before
Not to worry. I have been teaching newbies for ages and more often than not, they really surprise themselves with their first effort. Be kind to yourself though and remember that everything requires practice. The more you do, the better you will get... guaranteed!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would hate you to be unhappy. I put a lot of love and energy into creating these, but if you are truly unsatisfied with the course then contact me within the first 30 days of purchasing and I will give you a full refund.

I believe that keeping this beautiful art form alive is very important, so I want to teach you and help perpetuate this time honoured tradition. I also see how illumination can be used to help you. As a gentle, meditative practice; it calms the mind and helps you to focus. In a busy, digital world… it is important to take time out for yourself, make something tangible and connect to your inner creativity. Most of all, the act of creating the beauty for yourself, helps to restore your own inner balance.

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