painting of a river scene

'Egg Tempera and Gesso painting' 1-day workshop with Ruth Stage NEAC

Lean about the rich history and amazing potential of egg tempera as a medium.

Attendees will be given a handmade gesso board and samples of raw pigment. The day will start with instructions of how to construct a gesso board. Ruth will then demonstrate her egg tempera technique and give an insight into her practise. The group will study photographic examples of artists, past and present, who have used egg tempera. For the rest of the day everyone will have time to create a small painting in egg tempera on gesso board.

About your tutor: Ruth Stage has been a member of the NEAC since 1998 and works almost exclusively in egg tempera. Her paintings are mostly landscapes with a strong concern for the depiction of pattern within it. This will often involve the depiction of reflections on the surface of water, distant tree lines, and dramatic cloud formations. Ruth studied at Newcastle University and the Royal Academy schools and has gained recognition by winning numerous prizes including the Lynne Painters and Stainers prize In 2013 ,Young Artist prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and The Critics Choice at the NEAC Open.


Heatherley's School of Art
75 Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 ORN


£60.00 (+ booking fee) for the day

There is a 10% discount for Friends of the New English and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop. If you are eligible for a discount please email stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

Dates & times

Saturday, 30 November 2019

10:30 – 16:00


Please bring a variety of brushes.

There is a materials shop on site if required.

There are tea and coffee making facilities on site and cafes nearby - but you might want to bring a packed lunch.

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