Scribe Week at Museum of the Bible October 20-25

October 20-25, 2018

Museum of the Bible

$9.95 to $19.95
per person

Reserve Your Space
Join us for a special week of education programs that explore the ancient scribal art, featuring a unique, creative activity that allows attendees to create their own illuminations.

Event Schedule

Hands on Workshop

Illuminated Letter Children’s Workshop

with Lucas Tucker
Illuminated manuscripts are the precursors to picture books, filled with beautifully painted figures and letters that reflect the beauty of the text. Participants will learn how medieval scribes illuminated manuscripts and have the opportunity to create an illuminated letter using modern art tools. No experience is necessary.
Date Time Cost
Saturday, October 20 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. $9.95 per person



Hands on Workshop

Illuminated Letter Workshop

with Lucas Tucker
Illuminated letters were created in the Middle Ages and Renaissance using handmade paints and pure gold. These letters bring the text of illuminated manuscripts to life and were painted to mirror the beauty of the texts they accompanied. Each participant will create an illuminated initial based on a 15th-century example. No experience is necessary.
Date Time Cost
Saturday, October 20 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. $9.95 per person



Hands on Workshop

Hebrew and English Calligraphy

with Lucas Tucker
Calligraphy is not just for writing wedding invitations. Join our scribes as they share how they use calligraphy to write in both Hebrew and English. Try your hand at writing calligraphy using the tools of the trade. No experience necessary.
Date Time Cost
Sunday, October 21 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. $19.95 per person



Hands on Workshop

Legend of Kells Children’s Program

with Lucas Tucker
Travel back in time and hear the story of one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts ever created. Attendees will explore the story of how the Book of Kells was created, rescued from Vikings and lost for centuries. This story ends with each participant having the opportunity to help our medieval monk and take home a page from the next great illuminated manuscript. No experience necessary.
Date Time Cost
Monday, October 22 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $9.95 per person



Hands on Workshop

History of Writing Children’s Program

with Lucas Tucker
Clay and stylus, papyrus and reed, parchment and quill, paper and pen: writing materials and techniques have changed greatly over the last 4,000 years. Participants will learn about the history of writing and then work with each of the tools used for writing through the millennia. No experience necessary.
Date Time Cost
Tuesday, October 23 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $9.95 per person



Hands on Workshop

Alphabet Stories of the Bible Children’s Program

with Lucas Tucker
This program invites young children and their guardians to listen to stories from the Bible while coloring the alphabet. Participants will partner together to color the alphabet with crayons and our adult guests will be provided an adult coloring book filled with a Celtic knotwork alphabet. No experience necessary.
Date Time Cost
Wednesday, October 24 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $9.95 per person
Hands on Workshop

Illuminated Manuscripts: The Original Graphic Novel Children’s Program

with Lucas Tucker
Illuminated manuscripts are early precursors of picture books. These books depict knights and heroes embroiled in battles alongside the text of the Bible. Participants will learn about the famous Crusader’s Bible and its relationship to the modern graphic novel. Each participant will also create their own graphic novel that tells the story of Samson, the strongest man in the Bible. No experience necessary.
Date Time Cost
Thursday, October 25 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. $9.95 per person

Lucas Tucker

As a lover of calligraphy from an early age, Lucas began practicing calligraphy at age ten. He became interested in medieval- and Renaissance-era calligraphy and illumination styles sometime later and began learning about the methods used during those eras to produce the illuminated manuscripts we have today. When Lucas also discovered a passion for chemistry at a slightly later age, he began using his growing knowledge of chemistry to inform his research of the materials and tools used to create medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, and eventually, to begin creating his own historically accurate calligraphy and illumination materials.

Beginning with ink, Lucas eventually expanded the materials he produced to include many things from animal skin parchment to historic paints and pigments, even taking up blacksmithing in order to learn how to make a scribe’s knife accurately, according to medieval and Renaissance standards, in order to create his own illuminated manuscripts with historical accuracy. To these passions Lucas adds a love of teaching, which fuels him to share his own expertise about chemistry, illuminated manuscripts, historic writing materials, or the areas where they all intersect.

Lucas Tucker
Lucas Tucker
Scribe and Chemist See Scribe Week Events!

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