Egg Tempera Painting Workshop

Learn a 14th Century-old painting technique.

Next Available: Wed, 19 May 11:00AM (AEST)
2 hours
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Facilitated by artists Sandra Tobias and Rahila Zeeshan,

Egg tempera is a very old traditional painting process that uses egg yolk to bind pigments. Seen in the 4th Century Byzantine and Greek icons. It was the main painting medium until the invention of oil painting in approximately the 14th Century.

Tobias has worked with the egg tempera medium for more than 20 years and along with Zeeshan will be demonstrating the art of this painting technique.

Zeeshan and Tobias are currently exhibiting at Space2b, as part of the Face2Face project, in their collaborative exhibition  ‘Laneways-Mera Ghar-My Home’

In this workshop you will learn how to make your own paint through the process of mixing finely ground pigment and a water egg yolk mixture. This painting process is a fascinating medium and produces results like no other.

You will thoroughly enjoy learning this technique and develop paint application skills, creating your own unique piece to take home.

Suitable for beginners and/or people interested in learning a new painting medium.

All materials will be provided, participants are asked to bring along a drawing and/or photo they would like to work with.

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What you will learn
  • A traditional painting process to create pigments and use as an art medium.
  • Develop paint application skills
What you will get
  • Create your own unique oil painting piece to take home.

What to bring
  • All materials will be supplied.
What to wear

Casual clothing you don't mind getting a bit of paint on.

Appropriate for

Suitable for beginners and/or people interested in learning a new painting medium.

Refund Policy

Space2b Social Design requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Space2b Social Design to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

No refunds on ticket purchases at this stage unless we cancel an event. If we cancel an event we will refund you your ticket purchase or you may put it towards another of our events if there are tickets still available. 

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