St Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai
Egg tempera and gold on gessoed panel
PAINTING TECHNIQUES. Egg tempera, gilding and gesso
With an icon
or early Italian artist to copy, such as Fra Angelico or Piero della
Francesca, students will work on a board which has a ground of
sized cloth and gesso, lay down bole for gold, burnish and water
proceed to work with pure ground pigments, most made from
minerals and earths using egg tempera as a medium.
can also work with transfer gold leaf.
class we study the
qualities of the pigments and learn to use different brush
techniques for applying the paint.
Framing is considered
along with the painting and students can gild and decorate a
Saturdays 10 - 1