Painting with Luminous Egg Tempera

Dates: Tue., May 16 – June 13, 10 am – 2 pm
Dates:  Tue., June 20 – July 18, 10 am – 2 pm
Tuition: $260 + materials $50
Location: West Point Grey, Vancouver BC

Come and experience the ancient art of egg tempera painting! I am inviting you to enjoy five sessions painting in a tranquil environment, surrounded by works of art and inspiring music, in a naturally lit home studio, with a spectacular panoramic view, all the way from the UBC golf course to English Bay and the North Shore Mountains to downtown Vancouver.

In this inspiring setting, you will discover the basic secrets of the ancient technique of egg tempera painting and will receive personal instruction and demonstration for each stage of painting (mixing egg yolk emulsion, the “puddle” and brushstroke techniques, transparent layering).

At the end of the course you will take home a completed painting, inspired by illuminated manuscripts and oriental art.

No previous experience required. All the necessary materials and tools will be provided. 


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AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT: PAINT AN ICON OF MARY & CHILD or Archangel Michael

Dates: Wed., June 14 – July 12, 10 am - 3 pm
Dates: Workshop - Mon. - Fri., Aug. 7 – 11, 10 am - 3 pm
Tuition: $325 + materials $50
Location: West Point Grey, Vancouver BC

Icon Painting Class

Make time and space for yourself; let go of tension, thoughts, distractions for a day, and settle your mind and emotions by painting a sacred image.

I invite you to spend this time re-connecting with deeper parts of yourself in the creative process, while learning the ancient art of egg tempera painting.

While the word “icon” means “image” in Greek, an icon is more a symbol that speaks directly through our senses and produces certain responses within.

The uniqueness of this course is that the process of looking at and painting sacred images attempts to calm the mind, still emotions and evoke a meditative state.

The technical part of the course will cover the basic techniques of icon painting: transferring the image and applying gold leaf, mixing egg yolk emulsion, the “little lake” and brush stroke techniques, transparent layering, varnishing the finished icon.

At the end of the course you will take home a completed icon of an archangel or Mary and Child; moreover, this introductory course will help you to appreciate this historic spiritual painting tradition.

No previous experience required. All the necessary materials and tools will be provided.