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March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Time Details:
Two day workshop: Saturday: 9 AM-4 PM (with lunch break) Sunday: 1-4 PM
Roswell Museum and Art Center
100 W 11th St
Roswell, NM 88201
575-624-6744 x22
Based on financial need, take the workshop for free or pay up to the suggested donation of $125.
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Museum Workshop: Exploring Egg Tempera with Clayton Merrell

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Learn the unique characteristics of the ancient technique of egg tempera painting and discover how expressive and easily accessible the medium can be. We’ll review historically authentic methods for making traditional rabbit-skin glue gesso and egg tempera paints from dry pigments, and then practice historic and more contemporary application methods. Students will paint a small practice panel on day one and then make a finished egg tempera painting on day two.

Lorene Johnson Gratton, a long-time museum member, bequeathed funding to the RMAC Foundation for annual workshops for adults with professional artists. The workshops are open to both paying students and those with a financial need who require a scholarship to participate. Based on need, students may take the workshop free of charge or pay up to the suggested donation of $125. This year, in conjunction with the exhibition Roswell at 50: Beyond the Gift of Time, former Roswell Artists-in-Residence Daisy Craddock and Clayton Merrell will travel to Roswell to lead two workshops.  The workshops are open to all levels. Some previous drawing and/or painting experience is helpful.