Featured Workshop Icon Painting/Egg Tempera Workshop

Icon Painting/Egg Tempera Workshop
Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
St Margaret's House
Teacher: Basia Mindewicz/Edinburgh School of Icon Painting
Suitable for: All levels
Price: 1 weekend £110/ 3 weekends £255

This workshop is designed for people with different to non artistic experience. Either you are looking for a new inspiration in your artistic practise, or you would like to introduce new technique/style to your work or you would like to start being more creative. Maybe you are looking for quiet, meditative practice. This workshop is for you.

It is a lot about providing quiet space of stillness and a chance to work with your hands and switch off your mind.

No previous experience is required. Participants will be supported individually in developing their art work.

You are welcome to work on a design that you bring with you to the workshop.
Please visit my website for some examples of contemporary icon painting.

Participants will be guided through the initial stages of the process of creating an icon, with a short introduction to the tradition of iconography. Students will explore the technique of egg tempera. Learn to make egg yolk binding medium and mix paints using dry pigments.
All paintings will be created on mdf panels covered with thin layers of gesso. Panels will be provided.
Students who decide to book only one weekend will learn basic principle of the technique.

Preparation of egg yolk binding medium.
How face futures are built in iconography, eyes, nose and lips.
Russian method brush work and thin layering to achieve smooth surface
Dry brush work; using dry on dry method
Unique method of building shapes with light where the image emerges from darkness.
Gold gilding for those interested.

Cost of one weekend is £110
and 3 weekends £255
Booking 3 weekends recommended.

Please note that this is a suggested fee. If you are unable to pay this amount contact me at edinburghicons@gmail.com and we will work out a fee that would suit you and respect my work.
New economy. The economy of trust.
You are aslo welcome to offer an exchange of skills for a part of a fee.

Please email edinburghicons@gmail.com to book your space.

Dates of next weekends:

17,18 March
21,22 April
19,20 May
16,17 June

Location details

St. Margaret’s House – First Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road
Edinburgh EH7 6AE

How to find St Margaret’s House