Saturday 4 May, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suitable for: All levels
Invitation to a demonstration of traditional Icon painting.
Using Egg Tempera technique. It will be a Russian Style that involves working with thin layers of paint.
It is a very unique method of painting. Using light to build shapes instead of shadows.
Starting from foundations that are almost darkest tones and then applying thin layers of light.
Then the magic happens and an image emerges from the surface.
The demonstration will include:
1. Brief explanation of the technique and meaning of Icons.
2. Preparation of egg yolk binding medium.
3. All the stages of painting.
4. Gold gilding.
There will also be a chance to try some painting. Mix some pigments with egg medium.Have some fun.
Great for those who would like to try it out.
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road