Online course: The Art of Egg Tempera Part 1: Pigments, Egg Emulsion, Basic Painting Techniques.

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egg tempera painting classes

Dates:  4 Fridays, October 18 - November 8, 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Marpole, Vancouver BC
Tuition: $280 + $50 materials
Registration: Please use the form below or email: smolyansky.a(at)gmail(dot)com

Painting the Tree of Life - the first project

Come and experience the ancient art of egg tempera painting!

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 of the Tree of Life, inspired by illuminated manuscripts and oriental art.

No previous experience required. All the necessary materials and tools will be provided (included in the cost of materials). 


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Christmas Icon painting course: Mary and Child

Dates: 5 Fridays, November 1 - 30, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Marpole, Vancouver BC
Tuition: $ 350 + $50 materials
Registration: Please use the form below or email: smolyansky.a(at)gmail(dot)com

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

At the end of the course you will take home a completed icon.