Spend a Saturday morning learning the basics of painting in egg tempera. In this exciting three- hour workshop you will make your own egg tempera paint and learn various methods of applying it such as glazing and scumbling. Egg tempera dries very quickly, allowing one to layer one color over another. This medium has been around since the Egyptians and was perhaps most well-known during the Renaissance. Because of its rich color and luminosity, it has become increasingly popular with artists today. As part of the workshop, we will have the opportunity to view and discuss some of Andrew Wyeth paintings. Handouts and a resource list will be provided. Please bring an apron/old shirt, watercolor brushes (sizes 1, 2 and 4) and a notebook.
Sandy Nault has been a docent at the Farnsworth Art Museum for more than ten years where she often has the opportunity to teach school students how to make and paint with egg tempera. She has a BFA from USM and has studios in Lincolnville, Maine and New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She paints in various mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylics and egg tempera. She learned how to do egg tempera painting from well-known egg tempera artist, Phil Schirmer of Blue Hill, Maine.
Cost: $35, $25 members