Workshops Workshops | Summer 2016 - Page 3

Summer 2016 This summer, immerse yourself in time-honored craft traditions deeply rooted in the picturesque Bryn Athyn Historic District, located just outside the city of Philadelphia. Take advantage of this extraordinary setting where you can study some of the most beautiful decorative artwork and unique architecture in North America. Working under the direction of master craftsmen, you will gain inspiration from two of Bryn Athyn’s national historic landmarks, Glencairn Museum, a 20th-century medieval-style castle, and the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, a widely renowned Gothic and Romanesque style structure. Glencairn Museum has over 260 medieval stained glass works of art, such as the twelfth-century Flight Into Egypt panel from the Royal Abbey at St. Denis, Paris and a thirteenth-century Grisaille Panel, from the Salisbury Cathedral. Up-close study of works like these will allow you to appreciate the striations in the original blown glass and the tapering brush strokes on its surface. Glencairn’s twelfth- to sixteenth-century medieval manuscripts feature meticulous calligraphy with exquisite border designs. The museum’s expansive entryway, stairwell, chapel, Bryn Athyn Cathedral Register at brynathyn.edu/workshops 1