Romanesque Leaf Border

Learn how to draw and paint this twelfth century border design from the Winchester Bible.

This is a great project for those just starting out with illumination. It will take a couple of hours of your time and give you a real feel for the art form. You will be taken step by step through the process in both a video and a downloadable PDF. You can add it to your calligraphy, make a bookmark or turn it into a full page border for your special project.

Try it... you will surprise yourself.

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.

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 many years. You are actually far more creative than you realize. I will take you step by step through everything and you will be surprised at what you an achieve.
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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