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From Dust to Art: Art From the Egg with Alina Smolyansky

Location: 
Coquitlam
Sun, January 14, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun, January 14, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

January 10, 2018 – Please note: The 1:30 PM demonstration has been cancelled. There is still space in the 11:30 AM demonstration.

Alina will demonstrate how to prepare egg-yolk emulsion and egg-tempera paints (egg tempera dries quickly and has to be prepared before using it); two major methods of application (liquid paint and paste consistency), brushstroke techniques, and some other techniques, such as glazing, dabbing, detailing.

In addition, she will share her experience working with various pigments and how to use them for painting, history of egg tempera and its advantages. There will be a small test board for painting.

Alina will present two works-in-progress: 1) a 14th century icon of Mary and Child and 2) a realistic-abstract (flower) painting. By painting and comparing "ancient” and "modern," she will be able to demonstrate how an over-a-thousand-year-old technique could be applied today for a variety of themes.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Coquitlam or contact them at 604‑545‑0410 to register.


Alina Smolyansky is an icon painter, egg tempera artist and educator based in Vancouve r, BC. She has being painting in egg tempera for nearly ten years and teaching for over four years. Traditional egg tempera appeals to her for its simplicity, purity of colours and historic significance. Alina’s inspiration stems from Eastern Orthodox icons, various spiritual traditions, and the serenity of nature.

Alina holds a BA in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University, as well as a diploma in Architecture. Her works are in private and public collections in Nort h America and Overseas. She is also one of the few teachers of egg-tempera painting and traditional icon painting in Nort h America.

Artist’s website: www.lettherebelightart.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lettherebelightart/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lettherebelightart/