Art as Prayer: A Latin Illumination Workshop (AHoS) #3
For centuries the most sacred words of scripture and liturgy were hand written and adorned to reveal their significance. In great halls of stones, monks silently went about their work, a work that was prayer. They poured their souls out onto the paper in bright colors and sheets of gold. If you are an artist (or want to be) and want to connect your talent to the glorification of God, this course is for you.
This course will look at a different Latin Marian Hymn each class, translate the hymn, and turn it into a work of illumination in imitation of medieval manuscripts of different ethnic and monastic traditions.
Required Course Materials:
Metallic gold paint (acrylic or some art stores carry a fake gold paint used for painting fake gilt frames)
Round Brush 4, other sizes helpful, but not required
Calligraphy pen (optional)
Hannah Graves holds an M.A. in Scriptural Theology from Christendom Graduate School. She has taught various age groups and subjects since graduating from Wyoming Catholic College in 2014 having gained a love for the classics and classical education. Her enthusiasms include medieval liturgical music and baroque art. She is currently living and working at a Girls’ Secondary School in Malawi, Africa. firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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