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Learn to recreate the striking beauty of medieval (mediæval) panel paintings using traditional methods such as egg tempera and gold leaf. In impressive purpose-built studio surroundings in the heart of Newcastle you will experience the craft of early painting techniques. The workshop, delivered by experts with extensive knowledge and experience in the field of art conservation and traditional painting techniques will provide a unique and valuable insight into the world of the medieval artist and craftsman.

The course will provide a practical opportunity to recreate historic panel paintings, using traditional painting techniques. Practical workshop sessions will include an introduction to methods for panel preparation, painting and gilding.

Course outline as follows:

Day 1: Wood preparation for painting, traditional panel construction

Day 2: Gesso and bole application  

Day 3: Tempera painting techniques

Day 4: Tempera painting techniques

Day 5: Gilding, panel decoration

Materials, lunch and refreshments will be included.

Course Information

Award Type Certificate of Attendance

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures and Workshops

Mode of Study
Practical Workshop Based

Location
City Campus

Start TBC

Duration
1 Week (5 Days)

Sector
Digital, Tech and Creative

Fee
£650

Course in brief:

Preparation of panels: Wood preparation, application of preparatory layers, canvas, gesso bole

Painting: Painting techniques, gilding, panel decoration

Who would this course suit?

Art Students, Artists, Technical Art Historians, Conservation Students, Conservation Professionals

The course is designed for all levels of engagement: from amateur artists wishing to try new techniques, to professional conservators aiming to develop/extend their knowledge of historic techniques. 

There are no minimum entry requirements

£650

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