Art of Illumination
The Art of Illumination project is a great way for students in grades 5-12 to experience the medieval process of illumination as authentically as possible. After researching the history, people, and art of the Medieval Ages, students will have the opportunity to create an illuminated text of their own.
The goal of this project is to provide a fun, creative way to teach classes about the art of manuscript making and the power and control the Catholic Church possessed during the Middle Ages. The project can be altered to better suit different age groups.
An Overview of goals, materials, and methods to make the Art of Illumination Day a great success.
An overview of important background information about the history and style of illuminated manuscripts.
A list of characters and individuals from medieval times to provide inspiration for the students' illuminations.
An overview of the tasks that the students will perform, including explanations and a schedule of events.
An explanation for the students of the curator's report assignment.
A suggestion for a way to break down the grading process.
A list of important vocabulary words to help students better understand the illumination process.
A list of helpful publications to aid in the research for this project.
The Site Preservation Program is funding the San Bartolo Mural Project thanks to a special gala pledge drive.
Three of the AIA’s professional members were awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies at the 2013 ACLS Annual Meeting.
Read the Program's 2013 Annual Report to learn about its many activities this past year.