For the first in a series of practical courses as part of the Wysing Arts Centre's 2016 programme, Wysing Poly, Wysing studio artist Soheila Sokhanvari will teach a two-day course on egg tempera and ink painting; both are integral elements of her practice. As part of the course, Sokhanvari will be joined by Dr Spike Bucklow, Senior Research Scientist at Cambridge University’s Hamilton Kerr Institute, for an introductory talk into the history and associated symbolism of these ancient techniques.
During this rare opportunity, Sokhanvari will build on Bucklow’s historical context, teaching participants how to make and then paint with egg tempera and charcoal-based India ink, using traditional methods whilst also giving an insight into their use in a contemporary context.
Over the course participants will gain an understanding of the history and tradition of these ancient techniques and by the end of the course will have acquired the practical skills and knowledge to be able to prepare and use the materials independently.
During the two days participants will also be given a tour of Sokhanvari’s studio at Wysing. There will also be an opportunity to view the Wysing exhibition The Practice of Theories.
See here for more information and to register.
Wysing Arts Centre
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 April, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
£180 (£126 for practicing artists, students, unwaged and registered disabled)