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Two day weekend course
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November 2021

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Wysing studio artist Soheila Sokhanvari will teach a two-day course on egg tempera painting and drawing which is an integral element of her practice. As part of the course, Sokhanvari will be teaching and covering the history of this technique for a broader understanding of the practice. During the course Sokhanvari will demonstrate to participants how to make and then paint with egg tempera, using traditional methods whilst also giving an insight into its use in a contemporary context, as well as teaching how to find and create your own pigments from nature.

Over the course participants will gain an understanding of the history and tradition of this ancient techniques and by the end of the course will have acquired the practical skills and knowledge to be able to prepare and use the materials independently.

During the two days participants will also be given a tour of Sokhanvari’s studio at Wysing. 

Safety notes: The two workshops will be held in our Window Room, which is large enough for 8 people to socially distance and has plenty of open windows for ventilation. Social distancing and mask wearing will still be in place for indoor activities. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded.

Materials: All materials are provided.

Format: Weekend workshop 10.00-5.00pm each day.

Dates: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November.

Lunch: We’re sorry we don’t have a café on site, so please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available all day.

Fees: £180 (full price)

Concession prices are available to book on Eventbrite with options of:

- £135 (25% discount)
- £90 (50% discount)

Please note: Wysing is a not-for-profit organisation. 

As a registered charity, we are committed to supporting artists and ticket sales help to support our charity mission. We ask you to choose the ticket you can afford and leave it to your discretion. Please keep in mind that there are people who will genuinely need the concession tickets and we have a limited number of those to offer.

Tutor Biography

Soheila Sokhanvari is a multi-media artist whose work is rooted in her Iranian heritage as a reflection of her experiences of loss of homeland in her childhood entwined with political events and collective trauma. Trained as a Persian miniature painter as a child she is inherently drawn to narratives that combine her Eastern and Western heritage. She describes her work as an aesthetic skin to deeper political layers and narrative. She graduated from Goldsmith’s College in 2011 and has been a studio artist at Wysing Arts Centre since 2013.