Found Objects in Egg Tempera

Friday March 8

9:30 AM  –  4:00 PM

March 8 – 10 | 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$298 members | $338 nonmembers (includes specialty supply fee)
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Objective: To be able to do egg tempera painting on paper, vellum and/or board
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing I and II, Watercolor I (or equivalent experience). This pre-requisite is a requirement to enroll in this course. If you feel you have alternate botanical art training that would satisfy these requirements, contact Phipps at Phipps will require you to supply samples of your work. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for review.

Explore the historical medium of egg tempera while painting little treasures, such as feathers, shells, nuts, dried seedpods, leaves and insects. Egg tempera is an ancient medium mentioned by Pliny and used by the Italians long after northern European artists turned to oils. Egg tempera is extremely well suited to painting the fine details of natural history subjects. Its translucent nature allows for rich and varied color effects of layering paint, including glazing (thin transparent layers of color) and scumbling (over-painting with a thin layer of opaque paint). With an emphasis on composition, learn how to create a brilliantly colored, luminescent painting of multiple objects using the traditional method of combining pigment and egg emulsion. Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate elective