Renaissance Painting: The Traditional Art of Egg Tempera and Gilding

Subject: Painting
Dates: 30 September 2019 - 4 October 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr David Cranswick
Full Price
£ 385

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. David Cranswick recommends the Series 22 Pure Kolinsky – you can order themhere

A wide flat brush, approx ½ inch wide. David Cranswick recommends the Series 721, 3/8 inch width – you can order it here

HB graphite pencil, rubber and sharpener.

2 x empty clean jam jars.

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

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions. Click to view.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

Tutor biography

Dr David Cranswick

David Cranswick trained at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He received a doctorate for his research into traditional painting materials and techniques in 1999 through The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts. David has taught traditional painting materials and techniques since 1979. He is an MA tutor at the School and is also a PhD supervisor and examiner.

Dr Cranswick is currently writing a book on traditional painting techniques and their underlying craft practices as expressed through the Alchemical tradition.

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