Illumination Workshops

Introductory Workshop on the art of Stencil Illumination

Content of the workshops

  • Technical and historical presentation of the art of stencil illumination
  • Presentation of the tools.
  • Design of an enlighted letter.
  • Decomposition of the picture.
  • Introduction to engraving stencils with a «canivet» and knife, handling the pompom brush.
  • Design and engraving the stencils.
  • Coloring of the subject of 15 to 20 copies by pompon brush.

All tools and materials are provided by the workshop and remain its property.

The intern brings his white coat. The works produced by the trainee remain his property after verification of the subjects by the training supervisor.

Works produced by trainees

Workshop News

Here you will find the next – or last – workshops held at Atelier Festina Lente.
Also consult our news page to find out about workshop activities.


580 euros per week taxes included.
Prices include all supplies.
2 to 3 people maximum – Reservation required.

Next dates

Two weeks in February 2024. The dates are specified in October on the “News” page.
It is possible to add a week of training between November and March if a group of three people is formed.


Monday: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


The sophistication of the subject, the number of stencils and colors used depends on the duration of the course and the number of courses completed. Patience, vigilance, care, precision, sensitivity are the skills necessary to indulge in this art of the senses and gesture.