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Traditional Materials / Contemporary Practice

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Cottage at Lake Lily

Instructor: Eric Ondina

Location: Cottage at Lake Lily

Cost: $200 + $30 material fees.

Materials fees must be paid in cash directly to the instructor, and are due on the day of the workshop.

This is a consecutive 2-day workshop that takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 & 12

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own paints? This dynamic workshop is aimed for all levels of painters. During this immersive 2-day workshop, participants will learn how to craft their own personalized egg tempera blend of paints, skillfully balancing viscous balsam, fossilized resin, egg yolk, and pigments. Delve deep into the confluence of tradition and innovation in painting. Participants will discover how to create these mediums from scratch, harnessing their flexibility, blending, and richness akin to oil with the versatility of aqueous mediums. Through hands-on exercises, explore the advantages of using these modified traditional materials, emphasizing both workflow improvements and cost-effectiveness. By the end of the first session, attendees will be equipped with the skills and inspiration to infuse historical methods into their modern practice, bridging eras and expanding artistic boundaries. With these foundations set in the second day of the workshop attendees will then execute a small painting of their own choosing of subject matter that integrates these methods, thereby underscoring the powerful synergy between the past and present in art.

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