The Flemish Technique: Egg Tempera & Oil Paint

Subject: Painting
Dates: 20 January 2020 - 24 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: 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.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolment to run.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy.

Avoid wearing:

Baggy clothing (especially sleeves)

Loose jewellery

Short sleeve t-shirts (when there is a chance of contact with hazardous materials)

High heels or open toed shoes

Health & Safety

When mixing pigments:

Wear the dusk mask provided by the tutor. These masks are disposable masks and are intended to be used for a day at most

Wear disposable nitrile gloves should be worn

Tutors and students must wash their hands and forearms regularly to avoid cross contamination ie. after mixing pigments before eating, drinking, smoking, using the telephone or going to the toilet.

Food and drink must never be consumed in the basement workshop or studios.

What should I bring?

Students will need to bring their own brushes and a palette with wells.

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?

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.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here. By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions. Click to view.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

Tutor biography

David Cranswick

David Cranswick, PhD, 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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