Art Folder – Illuminated Letters

About this unit:

In this unit, you will learn about the history of Illuminated Letters – a style of art that originated in the Middle Ages and elevates letters into works of art.  You will create a painting of your own personal Illuminated Letter on your art folder, using a variety of painting techniques, and mixing your own colors to show your knowledge of the color wheel.

Graded assignments:

  • Cookie Color Wheel (Group activity – Classwork grade)
  • Painting Technique Practice (Classwork grade)
  • Art Folder – Illuminated Letter (Project grade)


  • Color Wheel
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary
  • Paintbrush types (fan, liner, round, filbert, flat)
  • Painting techniques (wash, lines, marks, gradation, Impressionist)
  • Composition


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