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Contemporary Egg Tempera Painting

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Contemporary Egg Tempera Painting
Erik Sandgren
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Make your own durable and luscious paint with ancient techniques and traditional knowledge for your personal study of nature. Pure egg tempera leads you to the heart of understanding all paint formation and color layering. Flexible and satisfying techniques are available when you know how to temper ground pigment with egg binder to create fresh and spontaneous works from nature, or to use in sketchbooking. This workshop is for participants at all levels of drawing or painting experience in any medium.

About the Instructor(s)

A native of Oregon, Erik has lived on both coasts and in Europe. He earned a BA from Yale College in 1975 followed by an MFA in painting and printmaking from Cornell University. Having been a tenured professor at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington, he now lives in Portland with his artistically gifted wife,Kathryn Cotnoir. As a painter and printmaker his work insightfully explores the natural environments of the Pacific Northwest. He exhibits throughout Oregon.

Materials List: Students Bring

• 6-8 pieces of acid free museum board various sizes approxametly 6" X 7" to 11" X 14"

• One gessoed MDF or ply panel grounded to accept tempera 8" X 10"

• Sketchbooks - new and used

• Frame to accommodate final project panel

• Several small-ish water jars (8 oz.) and a shot glass

• Palette with at least one-dozen color reservoirs

• Two old china 12" dinner plates

• Palette knife or painting knife or two

• Paper towels and soft cotton rags

• Graphite pencil or two

• Bring your own brushes. Suggested sizes include: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10  in a variety of round and flats.  Grumbacher Bristlette, though not required, is a great brush for the price. Any watercolor brushes will serve well for tempera.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Artist-quality powdered pigments, intense and lightfast

• Hair dryers

• Glass muller and grinding slab

• Fresh free-range chicken eggs as source of medium

• Classic texts and art history references on line and from books and reproductions

• Razor blades

• Additional painting supports

• Glass slabs for mixing and tempering trials

• Waterproof ink for under drawing

• Vinegar

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