SECRETS OF EGG TEMPERA
SUZANNE SCHERER &
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Egg tempera is a luminous painting medium with great potential for present-day artists as well as those interested in experiencing firsthand the painting methods of the “Old Masters”. Combining historical Russian and Renaissance painting traditions with a contemporary approach, Suzanne Scherer brings this ancient method of painting to the Art School. In this intensive 3-hour workshop, learn the process of egg tempera painting through in-depth instruction and demonstrations from the preparation of true gesso wood panels, mixing paints from dry pigments and egg yolk, to under painting, and glazing.
American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov are a collaborative team who met while studying at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. Scherer earned a BFA from Florida State University, an MFA from Brooklyn College, and received an International Research & Exchanges Board Award to be the first American visual artist accepted into the Russian Academy of Arts during the Soviet period. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.
Scherer & Ouporov have received international recognition for their collaborative works. Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Bass Museum, Miami, Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, ICA, Moscow, Passage de Retz, Paris, Boston Center for the Arts, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Evansville Museum of Art, Indiana, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, NY Public Library, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others. Their work has been featured in Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, PBS, and Public Affairs Television. The artists are represented by ACA Galleries, NY and Armand Bowling Fine Art, Jupiter FL. Their original prints are represented by the Mezzanine Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.