Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

Youth Workshop Series: Illuminated Manuscripts

Youth Workshop Series

February 10, 2019

Illuminated manuscripts were handmade books from medieval times that had letters, borders and scenes decorated with real gold, silver or brilliant colors.

This workshop will explore the history of handmade books and cover the basics of bookbinding and gold leafing. Learn about handwritten script, bookbinding and embellishment, and create your own illuminated manuscript. Come with an idea or be inspired by what you learn!

Workshops are $5 per participant and advanced registration is required. Click here to register. 

Museum admission is NOT required to attend the workshop.  Participants may be dropped off by a parent or guardian in the Museum lobby and will be escorted to the workshop by a Museum staff member after their registration has been verified.  After the workshop is over, participants can be picked up in the Museum lobby. Museum admission must be purchased if participant plans to visit the Museum before or after the duration of the workshop.

The Youth Workshops Series is designed for youth ages 10 and up, and takes a more in-depth look into a variety of MAKESHOP and Studio activities. Check the calendar - and the left margin on this page - to find future workshops in the Youth Workshop Series.