Create your own PA German Style Fraktur with grain painted frame. In this class you will learn how to use pen and ink with color to create a traditional fraktur (illuminated manuscript) design. You will also learn how to grain paint a frame to complete your ready to hang project.
PA Germans made colorful decorative documents- known as “ fraktur” to serve as records to record important life events during the 1700’s and 1800’s. Fraktur is also the name of the specific style of calligraphic lettering used on these documents. Participants will choose from a choice of designs for their completed project which may include words in fraktur script if desired.
Learn the art of fancy painting or grain painting using present day acrylic glazes on an 5x7 frame to replicate the look used by 18th century folk artists. We will prep our piece and then experiment with a variety of graining tools on practice boards to work out our designs. The end result will be a frame appropriate for the fraktur you have painted.