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Workshop: Painting with Pigments

22 July 2021
13:00 - 16:00

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At the end of the Middle Ages, Brussels belonged to the rich and powerful Dukes of Burgundy. Skilled politicians and cultured patrons, they established a stirring treasure, a unique and fascinating collection of manuscripts: the Library of the Dukes of Burgundy. Many of these masterpieces have survived the ravages of time and of history. Today, they can be admired at the KBR museum.


Paint like a miniaturist

Combine your visit to the museum with a workshop in which you learn to paint like a medieval miniaturist.

In the workshops of medieval illuminators, there were no boxes of watercolors or tubes of gouache to be found. Instead, they made their colors from natural materials or with pigments from distant parts of the world.

Discover how much fun it is to make paint from pigment powder and acacia gum and paint yourself a coat of arms or a detail from a manuscript. This workshop is suitable for both adults and children (under the supervision of an adult).


Practical information

  • When? Thursday 22 July, continuously from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Where? In the atelier at the exit of the KBR museum
  • Price? Included in the price of your museum ticket

This workshop is suitable for adults and children 8 years and older.

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