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Egg Tempera

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
York Street
Additional Dates: 

Nov 3 2014 9:00AM
Nov 10 2014 9:00AM
Nov 17 2014 9:00AM
Nov 24 2014 9:00AM

Dating to ancient Egypt and most famous during the Renaissance, egg tempera painting is becoming increasingly popular with artists today. Tempera has unsurpassed luminosity and dozens of glazes and scumbles can be applied in a day. The medium also allows for meticulous, fine, linear detailing, making it an ideal paint for botanical illustration. In this comprehensive workshop you will learn all aspects of the medium: egg tempera³ rich history, the characteristics of powdered pigments, how to mix fresh egg tempera paint from scratch, dozens of ways to apply the paint (including decorative patterning and faux finishing effects) and how to finish an egg tempera painting (including oil glazing over tempera). Fee: $265 member, $320 non-member (including gessoed panel and pigments needed for the course) . Prerequisites: Pencil I, Watercolor I, Light on Form, or Certificate in Botanical Illustration, or previous documented work with egg tempera.

`Mon, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 9 a.m.  noon

Instructor: Laurence Pierson

Registration begins June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes will appear sold out until then.