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Egg Tempera Painting Course – ‘from drawing thru to exhibition’ by Jon George

4 September - 8 September

'a pigment store in marrakech' CC-BY Evan Bench

In this 5 day course, participants will learn to make gesso and prepare a board to receive the egg tempera. Then there will be a sessions of sketching preparatory drawings outdoors, then making a painting from the sketches. The paintings can then be exhibited along side the exhibition of work by Jon George if the artists wish to.

About the technique

Egg tempera is a painting process that uses egg yolk to bind pigments. The artist must manufacture the paints him or herself by the simple process of mixing finely ground pigment, water and dilute egg yolk.

The paint is then applied in a method where the optical laws of egg tempera are obeyed thus the unique surface of egg tempera will be achieved. In addition to making the paint the artist has also to prepare the ground on which to paint. This usually comprises of a rigid support covered with a suitable ground usually a water based glue gesso.


Course activities

The course will be 10:30am to 5pm each day. Please bring your own lunch.

  • Tuesday 4th Sept: a) Make gesso panels. b) Drawing outdoors.
  • Wednesday 5th Sept: a) Sand gesso panels b) Drawing outdoors
  • Thursday 6th Sept: Make emulsion, explore medium, design and painting.
  • Friday 7th Sept: Painting
  • Saturday 8th Sept: Finish painting. Mount work. Hang exhibition


The fee for the complete 5 day workshop is £130 payable in advance (includes materials). The number of participants is limited to 15 so if you are interested please let us know soon to avoid disappointment by emailing We will send details of how to pay in reply to an initial email.

What to bring

All of the materials required for the egg tempera will be provided. You may have preferred materials for the preparatory sketching outdoors on the Tuesday and Wednesday. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Also if you need one, please bring a stool.


Feature image ‘a pigment store in marrakech’ CC-BY Evan Bench


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