June 13 & 14
10 am-5 pm
Instructor: Gavin Gardner
This two-day workshop will cover how to make your own egg tempera paint and techniques on how to use it. Egg tempera is an ancient, romantic, and finely crafted medium that conjures images of altarpieces and icons. A perfect painting medium for skilled draftsmen, egg tempera is a very quick drying medium that essentially allows one to draw with paint in optically mixed color glazes. Students will learn how to make their own tempera paint from scratch, as well as a variety of techniques to achieve the rich jewel-like surface for which this beautiful medium is known. Working from a live model, students will paint a small 3″ x 5″ egg tempera portrait. The workshop fee includes fee for the model.
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About the instructor:
Gavin Gardner obtained a BFA degree in sculpture from the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA degree in painting and drawing from Laguna College of Art and Design. He has trained in numerous ateliers and under internationally celebrated artists. He is a two-time winner of the Portrait Society of America’s prestigious International Portrait Competition. International Artist’s Magazine will publish a feature article on his work in their November 2019 issue. Gardner’s other noteworthy achievements include creating over 16 major sculptural works for churches, numerous public and private figure statues in bronze, winning the National Sculpture
Society’s Dexter Jones award for excellence in bas relief, designing a series of coins for the U.S.Treasury, creating a relief for a Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, working on statues for the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Redsox, the Miami Dolphins, and numerous government entities.