In our one-year course students learn the basics of calligraphy and illuminations. We journey through hundreds of years of the historical development of medieval scripts.Step by step students learn several alphabets, rhythm, spacing and layout. We introduce you to the design concept and techniques of ornamental letters. Instruction on the use of gold, silver, and colors are also included in the programme. In addition, students follow lectures on the history of medieval illuminations and supplement them with visits to museums and cloisters to see medieval manuscripts in situ.

The Cracow Scriptorium is far more then a simple school! It's a place where you can meet passionate, open-minded people who share an appreciation of beauty.