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Painting on Panels with Margaret Krug

June 12, 2017 - June 24, 2017


Focus on traditional painting methods and their contemporary application including encaustic used in the Fayum region of ancient Egypt, egg tempera from early Renaissance Siena and oil painting from Renaissance Venice. Prepare small wood panels with traditional gesso ground. Produce paint by combining dry pigments with beeswax, egg, milk glue or oil. Using exercises from An Artist’s Handbook, technical proficiency is encouraged through copying techniques employed in master paintings, while gaining an understanding of color, composition and construction of a pictorial space, and through creating original work from observed reality using the same methods. Create a set of technical examples to use as visual reference as well as a cohesive body of original work. Day trips, with art history lectures and sketchbook exercises, to museums and other sites in Siena, Florence and surrounding towns enable students to examine the cultural/historic context of methods and concepts presented in the course. Critiques and thematic assignments encourage access to personal vision.

Textbook: An Artist’s Handbook: Materials and Techniques, Margaret Krug

Margaret Krug MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has exhibited at AIR Gallery, The Painting Center, The Whiney Museum of American Art, Front Art Space, The National Arts Club, The Window Gallery, The Nix Gallery, and Vlepo Gallery in New York City and at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, The Willa Cather Foundation, and elsewhere throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. She is the director of a painting, drawing and art history program at the Spannocchia Foundation in Italy.


June 12, 2017
June 24, 2017


Margaret Krug