This course is aimed to excite and familiarise you with a painting technique that has had less restoration than any other in art. It will de-mystify some of the tried and tested methods of egg tempera painting. These have been used and adapted by artists, such as: Michaelangelo, Botticelli, those of the Nineteenth Century Revival, through to Andrew Wyeth, Leonora Carrington, Freda Khalo, Picasso and contemporary international artists.
The tutor will begin with a short introductory talk and then you will be given a group step-by-step exercise to familiarise yourself with traditional egg tempera methods by painting on a supplied practice panel. Correct proportions of pigment with egg and distilled water, creating form through glazing, optical mixes and layering brush strokes will all be taught. You are then free to paint either a still life, portrait, landscape, something imaginary or abstract from life, or from your own sketches and subject matter onto a gessoed panel of your choice.
The day will continue with both group and individual tuition to develop your painting skills and to enable you to produce a painting that suits your imagery to take home at the end of the day.
You will gain knowledge and familiarity to enjoy this beautiful medium, complimented by historic references and images.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
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