Egg Tempera Techniques

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Instructor:
CARRIE DI COSTANZO

2-DAY WORKSHOP $175
October 8, 2022 11am - 4:30pm
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October 9, 2022 11am - 2:00 pm

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Painting Figs

Workshop Description:

This is an introductory workshop that will focus on Egg Tempera materials and technique. Figs will be the subject. The objective will be to impart the instructor’s technique so students can explore the medium on their own. We will not be looking for a finished painting but will use the time to practice and understand the technique. The class will include demonstrations, such as making the binder, mixing it with dried pigment, and painting the figs. We will explore concepts such as scumbling, glazing, and using both opacity and transparency. Painting the background and brushstroke techniques will also be addressed. A pre-recorded video will be available before the start of the workshop to help familiarize the students with egg tempera. This workshop will take place live on Zoom. Individual help will be offered to students throughout the workshop. Some painting experience is helpful. 

A pre-recorded video will be available before the start of the workshop to help familiarize the students with egg tempera. This workshop will take place live on Zoom. Individual help will be offered to students throughout the workshop. 

 

Some painting experience is helpful. 

 

 

Artist Bio:

Carrie has been painting with watercolor and gouache since 2009. She chooses subjects based on color and the way light creates interesting contrast and subtleties within the form. The last six years have been devoted to exploring egg tempera, an ancient medium where one can achieve beautiful luminosity in a painting. Carrie strives for a friendly, interactive class experience with plenty of live demonstrations and individual feedback. She has exhibited extensively throughout the US. Her work is held in the Botanical Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and private collections.