Illuminated Letter

This Illuminated Letter activity & project also includes:

Writers light up their manuscripts by embellishing the first letter in their text. The two-page assignment sheet includes colorful samples from twelfth and thirteenth century texts.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Some knowledge of the artistic concepts of balance, symmetry, and asymmetry is assumed
  • Beware the typo in the list of artistic vocabulary

  • A bit of background about the process, as well as several colorful samples, are provided
  • Step-by-step instructions are included 

  • The resource sheet needs to be edited to remove typos