Egg Tempera Painting Class with Oscar Aguilar Olea

Friday Dec 13th 4:30 -7:30 pm at the Napa Valley Museum Yountville
Egg Tempura Class $100/person, 3 hours

Artist Oscar Aguilar Olea teaches his Egg Tempera technique. This 3 hour class is held within the Museum exhibitions featuring his work.

*Please note: minimum enrollment requirements to run the class so PLEASE Pre-purchase

By following Cennino Cennini’s, “The book of art” from the 1300’s, you will reproduce on a wooden panel using the ancient technique of “egg tempera”, a beautiful head from the famous Florentine frescos (Massacio, Piero de la Francesca, Fray Angelico and others)

Materials Students need to bring:

1.A small clean jar

2. A round brush # 5 more or less.

3. A clean rag.

– Also Available: Life Drawing Classes with Oscar Aguilar Olea

Classes will be held in our Spotlight Gallery within the two exhibitions featuring Oscar’s work: “Oscar Aguilar Olean: La Esencia de la Mujer,” and “The Artist’s Studio.” For more on the exhibitions, visit: Napa Valley Museum Yountville: Oscar Aguilar Olea.

About Oscar Aguilar Olea:

Oscar Aguilar Olea is an expressionist figurative painter, sculptor, and print maker from Guanajuato, Mexico. His signature techniques include using different types of egg tempera paints, painting on oversized burlap canvas, and using paints and charcoals made by the artist from organic materials grown here in the Napa Valley

Artist’s Statement: In the mid-1970’s, a group of twenty student artists from the school of Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City—of which I was a member—decided to take their art to the streets. We gave ourselves a name: SUMA, and began to use the fences of Mexico City as our canvas. As a result of the attention that our murals brought us, we were invited into local galleries and museums, as well as the first biennial for young artists in Paris, France. SUMA caught the attention of the public and the interest of artists like Rufino Tamayo, Juan Jose Arreola and others, and was given a place in the current evolution of Mexican Art. After five years, the group dissolved as each member decided to focus on their individual careers.

Following my involvement with SUMA, I dedicated several years to research techniques that include egg tempera al fresco, oils, watercolors, etchings, drawings, woodcutting, and sculpting. Now, as artist and a teacher, I continue to apply and research many of these techniques; I consider them part of the foundation of my artistic education.

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