Paint like an Egyptian

by Mary-Anne Bartlett on March 13, 2018

Learn to paint like an ancient Egyptian with wildlife artist Jackie Garner from 29 – 30 June. On this two day workshop you will draw, paint, explore how they made their brushes (and make your own!), which pigments were available, try them and gain an insight into the different ways that paint was applied.  You’ll pick up Jackie’s knowledge and love of Egyptian art and spend time painting.

Egyptian hieroglyphs are full of stunning wildlife.  Birds and animals were the subject of many carvings and paintings. Jackie will guide you through the use of scale, composition, pattern, guidelines, texture and underlying meanings that the ancient Egyptians employed in their art. You will create your own art based on authentic principles (but using modern watercolours and brushes).

Ancient Egypt provides a wealth of artworks and has provided some of the most enjoyable experiences of Jackie’s art career. She has spent six weeks in Egypt, visited many museums and spent countless hours on research to further her knowledge. Jackie has been commissioned to illustrate a research project investigating the wildlife species depicted in Ancient Egypt. 

Our first Art Safari to Egypt takes place in 2019 – watch this space!

To help you prepare for the workshop we provide a short list of suggested art materials to bring with you. 

These workshops take place in Art Safari’s riverside studio at the Harbourmaster’s Office, Ferry Quay, Woodbridge, where there is a wealth of material to be seen from the balcony and around the quayside.  

A light lunch and refreshments are provided.

Cost:  £165 for 2 days including sumptuous lunches and refreshments

Must be pre-booked on 01394 382235 or

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