Materials and Techniques in Western Painting
David Gariff, senior lecturer, National Gallery of Art
All works of art possess a physical and material nature. One of the challenges any artist faces is in matching his or her aesthetic goals with the appropriate materials and processes. Mastery of technique and an understanding of the often complicated nature of these materials and processes is, therefore, a prerequisite for success. This lecture presents a brief discussion and overview of some of the major painting media and techniques in western art history including encaustic, tempera, fresco, oil, and acrylic.
$15 door fee for guests and subscribers