If you enjoy the fairytale qualities of illumination you will love this class! Students will learn how to design a painted Acanthus leaf foliate spray to surround a delightful meadow creature. Inspired by the unique and surprising miniature paintings in historic illuminated manuscripts, the student will be guided through painting techniques to create these whimsical miniatures. Guides will be provided for the meadow creatures while the student creates their unique foliate spray. Unleash the magic!!!! This class assumes some background with watercolour and gilding techniques. It is best taught as a two day class to a maximum of 15 students. This is an intermediate to advanced level class.