Estonia, Tallinn

Introduction to Egg Tempera Painting

when 19 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC

The course teaches icon painting. The painting process follows the authentic icon painting technique – egg tempera mixed from dry pigments, multi-layered painting, etc. Each participant will have the opportunity to paint their own icon.
Parallel to the painting process, the participants will receive an overview of the iconographic principles and meanings in icon painting, the materials and techniques used, as well as their conservation process.

The participants will learn essential skills in historical icon painting and get an introduction to the history, significance and conservation process of icons.

LEARNING OUTCOMES. The participant:

• has a basic understanding of the history, iconography and techniques of icon painting;
• has a basic overview of the conservation principles of icons;
• has acquired basic skills in painting icons.

ASSESSMENT

The course will end with a presentation of the icons made during the course and the documentation of the work process (pass-fail evaluation).

Course leader

Maaria Treima graduated from the Tartu Art College department of painting in 2011. She has participated in several icon painting courses and has been an active icon maker for years. In addition to icon art, she has worked as a painting and mural conservat

Target group

People who are interested in historical painting techniques.
Please note that this course is meant for higher education students only.
Requirement: minimal painting skills

Course aim

The participants will learn essential skills in historical icon painting and get an introduction to the history, significance and conservation process of icons.

Fee info

EUR 0: Free

“EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures” is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.