Renaissance Painting: Egg Tempera & Gilding

Subject: Painting
Dates: 30 April 2018 - 4 May 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: TBC
Tutor: David Cranswick
Full price
£ 385
Student concession
£ 310
OAP concession
£ 310

Learn traditional egg tempera techniques, as used by some of the greatest Renaissance masters.

Work on gesso panels, developing an under-painting before applying colour in glazes made from natural pigments to achieve luminosity and depth.

The course will also cover the properties and production of pigments, gilding techniques, and philosophies embedded in traditional craft practices.

What do I need to bring?

Students need to bring their own paintbrushes:

Pointed sable brushes, numbers 0, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

A wide flat brush, approx ½ inch wide

You may also find it useful to bring a camera and a notebook.

All other materials will be provided.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Tutor biography

David Cranswick

David Cranswick began painting in 1972. He was awarded his M.A. from the Royal Academy of Art in 1981, and was later apprenticed to artist Cecil Collins. In 1999 David was awarded his doctoral degree for practical research into the traditional painting materials and techniques as practiced by master European painters from 13th to 17th centuries. David continues to teach at the School within the M.A. and PhD departments as well as on the public programme, and is currently writing a book on traditional painting materials and techniques.

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