Conservation Spotlight: Renaissance Altarpieces
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
How did painters of the Italian Renaissance create their masterpieces? In this workshop, Brian Baade, an art conservator at the University of Delaware, uses demonstrations and hands-on activities to show how wooden panels were gessoed, gilded, and tooled with decorative punchwork. He also discusses the different pigments and binders used to make paint, as well as the properties that distinguish oil and egg tempera. By comparing original works of art in the galleries, teachers learn to identify the visual characteristics of these materials and techniques. This program is particularly appropriate for teachers of science, chemistry, and studio art.
To register, please complete the registration form and submit it via e-mail to teacher[at]nga.gov or via fax to (202) 842-6935. For questions, please call (202) 842-6796.
Registration fee: $10. Fees are waived for public school teachers in the District of Columbia with proof of current employment
www.nga.gov/pdf/teacher_workshop_reg.pdf (Registration Form, PDF 143k)
www.nga.gov/education/teacher.htm (Teacher Workshops 2011-2012)
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