Weekend Workshop: £150 payable in advance using the Eventbrite link below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the ancient technique of egg tempera, used by medieval artists, icon painters and contemporary artists. Natural powdered pigments are mixed with egg yolk to make paint. Thin translucent layers are built up over a gesso panel to create luminous colours.
You will learn how to make and apply gesso to a panel, how to make egg tempera paint and how to build up the layers. Traditional and experimental techniques will be demonstrated.
You will go home with a completed panel as well as several experimental works on paper. There will be books and images from you to work from, or you may prefer to bring your own idea in the form of a sketch.
All necessary materials will be provided and light lunches and refreshments will be available. Please notify us at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.
Olivia Irvine graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. She then gained a Spanish Government Scholarship for a year’s study in Madrid followed by an MA in European Fine Art in Barcelona. Her own painting has moved from figurative to abstract and now resides somewhere between the two. She teaches short courses in Art and Design at the University of Edinburgh and has a studio at WASPS in Edinburgh. She had an exhibition of paintings called ‘Parallel Places’ at the Moray Art Centre in 2017 and, since then, has had solo shows at the French Institute and the Union Gallery, both in Edinburgh. She recently took part in a micro-residency with NHS Tonic Arts, ‘Life Under Lockdown’.