SUZANNE SCHERER AND PAVEL OUPOROV
February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18
Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Renowned for its golden luminosity, egg tempera painting is an ideal medium for rendering portraits, the human figure, still-
lifes, and landscapes. Learn how this ancient painting method has the unique ability to create fine detail, countless textures, and glazes in a single session. All aspects of the medium will be covered from the mixing of paints with dry pigments, under painting, and glazing with warm and cool tones, to water gilding, stamping, and embellishment. This hands- on class will include in-depth instruction and abundant demonstrations.
Egg tempera is one of the most ancient and common painting methods. It was used by all early Renaissance painters from Giotto to Botticelli and by many 20th century painters such as Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Hart Benton and Ben Shan. Egg tempera works are increasingly in demand today, yet it is difficult to find instruction in this rich painting method.
American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian- born Pavel Ouporov met while studying at the renowned Surikov State Academy Art Institute in Moscow. Among her many academic accolades, Scherer received an International Research & Exchanges Board Award to be the first American visual artist accepted into the Russian Academy of Arts during the Soviet period.
Tickets: $325 for six classes
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program.
Please note, no refunds for lectures are permitted. Exchanges or transfers for a lecture of equal value within a season are permitted on a case-by-case basis.