The Flemish Technique: Egg Tempera & Oil Paint

Subject: Painting
Dates: 23 April 2019 - 27 April 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr David Cranswick
Full price
£ 385

During this practical workshop students will explore the painting techniques and glazing recipes used by the Flemish masters of the late 15th century. Artists of this period combined the two mediums of egg and oil, integrating the virtues of both mediums into the one painting. Students will be carefully guided through the various stages of this unique technique. The workshop will include learning to make egg tempera and oil paints using natural pigments, under-painting in egg tempera, tonal composition, chiaroscuro and the development of the colour using traditional oil glazing mediums. This unique combination of egg and oil gives to the painting a jewel like quality.

What should I bring?

Students will need to bring their own brushes.

The tutor recommends Eclipse Longer Filbert brushes from Rosemary & Co, in  sizes 0,2, 4, 6 and 8.

Also, pointed sable brushes, sizes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. The tutor recommends Rosemary & Co's Series 22 brushes.

Students should also bring an HB graphite pencil, pencil sharpener and rubber.

Who is this course for? 

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What days do I attend?

Tuesday - Saturday

Please note that the timings for Saturday are slightly different. The class will run from 10:00 - 16:30 on that day.

Do you offer concessions?

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

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

If you wish to change or cancel your booking, please refer to our refund and transfer policy.

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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