Julio Reyes & Candice Bohannon

Sun, June 2 to Sat, June 8 2024

Egg Tempera Painting with Julio Reyes & Candice Bohannon

Medium: Egg Tempera

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: 1 Spots Left

Instructor's Website: https://julioreyes.com/

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A medium of great historical importance, egg tempera has been used to create some of the great masterpieces of art history. It is known for it’s beauty and refinement, for clarity of both color and detail, and for it’s outstanding longevity. The medium pre-dates oil painting, and is so stable, paintings created in egg tempera regularly outlast oil paintings hundreds of years younger. Perhaps most surprisingly, it is something anyone can make at home with the simplest of materials.

This comprehensive five-day workshop will be taught by the husband and wife team, Julio Reyes and Candice Bohannon Reyes. Julio and Candice are well known for the quality of their works in both egg tempera and oil, widely respected by their peers, have been actively showing for over a decade at some of the best figurative galleries in the US and abroad, and are collected internationally. They have been asked to share their expertise at both TRAC and FACE (Figurative Art Conference) as guest speakers. Their egg tempera workshops have garnered enthusiastic reviews, with attendees repeatedly sharing that it was the best workshop they had taken. This workshop offers the opportunity for in-depth work in egg tempera: students will spend five full days working on a painting of their own design. Julio and Candice will help with each stage of the painting, provide on-going discussion and critiques, and give daily painting demonstrations.

Demonstrations presented in this workshop include: How to mix egg tempera paint from scratch, what an ideal drawing for an egg tempera painting looks like and how to transfer any drawing/image to an egg tempera panel, a method for creating an ink wash underpainting, how to build an egg tempera painting from the first strokes to the last including: techniques for building color and light through layering, how to achieve soft transitions, dealing with edges, making corrections, expanding the value range, techniques for finishing, how to apply a nourishing layer (and when to apply it),how to polish a painting, what our preferred finishing treatment for egg tempera is. We will also demonstrate how to create a modern egg tempera panel using aluminum composite material, and show some fun alternative surfaces to work on.
Open to all levels of painters, from beginner to advanced. Students do not need ANY experience working with egg tempera before attending this workshop, and will come away with the knowledge necessary to explore working in egg tempera on their own.


Materials fee: $80.

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About Julio Reyes

Julio Reyes earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Sculpture from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2005. After graduation, he married his art school sweetheart and dove headfirst into a life of art making. Through skillful craft and exquisite handling, Julio shares his unique and passionate vision in painting, drawing and sculpture. His work often depicts intimate dramas; brief moments of unnoticed grandeur, tender souls grappling with the pressures of modern life. At the age of 28, Julio won Best in Show, in the 2010 ARC Annual Salon Competition – The Art Renewal Center’s top honor. In 2011, Reyes had his debut solo exhibition at Arcadia Gallery, New York. The following year, he was awarded the prestigious William F. Draper Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America’s 2012 Annual Portrait Competition – making him one of only two artists to have won the highest honor at both major American art Competitions. His work has been featured in dozens of books and magazines, exhibited in multiple countries and museums, is collected all over the world, and has been awarded the highest accolades given by the Portrait Society of America, the Art Renewal Center, the California Art club and more. Julio’s long term gallery representation is Arcadia Contemporary, NYC, and he regularly exhibits with other galleries throughout the US and internationally such as Galerie Fledermaus, and the Paintguide and Supersonic shows. Some notable collectors of his are Director M. Night Shyamalan, Hell Boy comic artist Mike Mignola, and his work is in the collection of New Salem Museum. He now lives in Texas with Candice and their three children. He is represented by Arcadia Contemporary, NYC.


About Candice Bohannon

Candice Bohannon studied at the Laguna College of Art and Design, receiving her BFA with honors in 2005. Bohannon’s artwork consists of deeply compassionate, penetrating and emotive figurative pieces along with intensely studied works from life and nature. Her work is contemplative, expressing a sincere philosophical pursuit of truth and meaning, and an exploration of the robust human spirit. Her work is contemporary yet naturalistic, soulful yet rational, and touches upon the complex relationship between man and nature. Her paintings have been featured in publications such as: Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist, Professional Artist Magazine, and ArtSee, along with inclusion in several art books. Candice has exhibited at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the USC Fisher Museum and fine art galleries throughout the United States. Her work has received numerous honors: A host of awards from the Art Renewal Center including 2nd Place in the figurative category in 2016, Fine Art Connoisseur’s Award of Excellence in 2013, 1st Place in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition in 2012, a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America in 2012, the Gold Medal from the California Art Club, and more. Her artistic process pays tribute to traditions dating back to the old masters, while utilizing modern high-quality materials to create stable, long lasting works of art. Candice’s work is in private collections throughout the US, Europe and Canada. She currently resides in Texas with Julio and their three young children.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $850.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,453.80-$2,667.64

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

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