Illuminated Manuscript Foil Letters







November 4, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Instructor: Kellie Mele

To accompany the Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts 13th – 18th Centuries exhibition at the museum, students will view and be inspired by the beauty of hand created illustrations and writing found in books that seem to be “lit up” in gold.  Students will have the opportunity to see these books for themselves before creating their own “Illuminated Manuscripts” using foil embossing techniques.

For Grades 3-8.

Illuminated Foil Letters

Kellie Mele is the Museum Literacy Coordinator for Washington County Public Schools.

Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts, 13th-18th Centuries is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.



“This project was made possible by a grant from Maryland Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Maryland Humanities.”