Egg Tempera Painting Class Description

Level 1

Requirements: Ages 16 and up, all levels welcome

Egg tempera painting is an ancient painting technique, dating back to the late Roman period (1st. Century B.C. to 4th Century A.D.), and possibly to ancient Egypt.  It was then widely used in Europe, during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, in religious frescoes and murals, as well as easel paintings.  This method of painting has been growing in popularity in recent decades, though relatively few artists study this technique.  Artist Jim Clay will share his wealth of knowledge in mixing and applying egg tempera, and achieving the light effects, shadows, and vivid colors that can be achieved with this method.  Students can bring a photo, or reference material to draw a subject of their choice, whether in realism or abstract.  Jim will work with students individually along the way, to help them create a memorable piece to take home.  Jim will also teach how to mix and apply “true gesso”, which holds egg tempera much better than the usual acrylic gesso.  Jim recommends students bring a notebook to take notes.  $100 for 6 weeks plus $20 supply fee (total of $120).  Individual classes can be purchased.  We will explore something new at each class.

  • Egg Tempera
    July 23, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Egg Tempera
    July 30, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Egg Tempera
    August 6, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Egg Tempera
    August 13, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Egg Tempera
    August 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Egg Tempera
    August 27, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm