Medieval and Early Renaissance Materials and Techniques
Instructor: Srebenka Bogovic
Mondays, April 8 –May 13: 10am-1pm (6 weeks) no class May 20
Mondays, April 8 –May 13: 7pm-10pm (6 weeks) no class May 20
Members $350 | Public $425
Hens' eggs were the main medium of the Medieval and Early Renaissance paintings and illuminated manuscripts which gave them brilliance, durability and exquisite detail. Through gallery exploration of the exhibition Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Early Florentine Art, and studio workshop time, this course is designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of various practices and materials used in the early Renaissance art such as silverpoint drawing, gilding, applying gesso and making tempera paint with original powdered pigments. Learn the secrets of these intriguing techniques for which you do not need any previous painting experience. Studio work will be accompanied with informal lectures recreating an atmosphere of a historical workshop. Above all the medium (the egg!) is especially kind to those who might react adversely to solvents found in a more modern paints.