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Egg Tempera Workshop
Sat, 1 April 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
Egg tempera is a painting technique that has been used for centuries. It is relatively inexpensive and easy to learn, although practicing the technique needs to first be mastered. If done right, the final product can be like no other, with jewel-like, durable qualities that last through the ages.
Egg tempera paint consists of three ingredients: pigment, egg yolk and water. The surface most often used is a wood-based panel coated with traditional gesso which is sanded to a smooth finish. The paint itself is actually mixed by the painter and applied in transparent, thin layers. The paint dries to the touch very quickly, but for a final painting to cure, takes several months to a year at which point a beautiful surface is created.
We will learn how to prepare a true gesso panel, how to mix pigments and create your own egg tempera paint, and explore several techniques of application from feather-hatching through scumbling and textural capabilities.
Egg tempera work is most often identified with the work of Andrew Wyeth, Ken Danby and older religious iconography works. We will explore the broad range of artistic possibilities of this handy, luminous medium and you will be provided with a list of resources and references for future exploration in egg tempera.
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