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Introduction to Egg Tempera

Discover the beautiful alchemy of painting with organic mineral pigments and egg yolk

Egg tempera is an ancient paint medium that dates back to the Egyptians and reached a peak in popularity during the Renaissance. Today egg tempera is gaining favor in painting practice and is the perfect medium for creating luminous original paintings. Join this great introduction to the beautiful alchemy of organic mineral pigments and egg yolk. We will cover all aspects of learning to paint in egg tempera, from its history to specific techniques, processes, and materials. You will get to experiment with different color exercises, applying glazes, scumbling, and articulating fine details. Learn to make various types of traditional gesso panels, temper/mix paint, and explore multiple painting methods and options for finishing works.

Participants are asked to bring personal ideas for paintings, whether abstract, figurative, landscape, or other. Note: expect that materials cost will average an additional $35-$50 (with some brushes available for use in class), and can either be obtained directly through for a simple egg tempera pigment and board kit as of January 1, or purchased separately from a materials list. For a materials list, please contact ArtisTree at 802-457-3500.

Keri Wiederspahn is an artist, teacher and iconographer. After receiving her BFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Keri founded the Creative Hands Art Studio and Atelier Gallery in Madison, NJ, providing both a gallery for emerging artists and innovative fine arts training to over 2,000 children and teens annually for fifteen years. She more recently has pursued Christian Russian-Byzantine iconography, studying for a decade under the late renowned Russian iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky. Her icons, created through Iconeye Studio, have been exhibited in galleries, churches, and museums throughout New England and in private collections internationally. She is currently working with master iconographer George Kordis on the new International Centre of Contemporary Iconography in Athens, Greece. For more information about Keri, visit her website: