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From classical to contemporary: egg tempera painting

Weekend-long practical course

Short courses

  • 3 February 2018, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 4 February 2018, 10.30am — 5.30pm
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Robin-Lee Hall

Artist and past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Robin-Lee Hall leads an exclusive course exploring different techniques in egg tempera painting, a traditional medium applied using a modern approach.

Egg tempera is an ancient medium dating back to the first century AD. Popular during the Renaissance period with artists like Botticelli, Raphael and Verrocchio, it was the primary method of painting until around 1500, when it was superseded by the invention of oil paint.

The process of creating an egg tempera painting is unlike any other painting medium. Pure pigment and egg yolk are built up over many layers to create a luminous colour and saturated finish. It is both a painstaking and rewarding medium.

The versatility of egg tempera means that it can be used in many different ways. During the weekend, Robin-Lee Hall will show participants how to make paint and explore different techniques, looking at both traditional and contemporary approaches to the medium. Participants will then create a final painting, working either with still life objects or source material.

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  • 3 February 2018, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 4 February 2018, 10.30am — 5.30pm

The Life Room, Royal Academy Schools

£420. Includes all materials, lunch and wine reception at the end of the second day.