Egg tempera painting demonstrations at Andrew Wyeth Studio
● By J. Chambless
The Andrew Wyeth Studio in Chadds Ford. Photograph by Carlos Alejandro.
Seasonal tours of the Andrew Wyeth
Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and the Kuerner Farm start on
April 1. This year, egg tempera demonstrations will be presented in
the Andrew Wyeth Studio on Fridays in April during the tours.
Artist Terry Wolf, a member of the Society of Tempera Painters, will show visitors the process of mixing colors and painting with this exacting medium. Egg tempera is made from egg yolk, ground dried pigments, and water. Wolf paints on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Tenants Harbor, Maine. He studied at the Taylor School of Art in Wilmington, at the Barnes Foundation and with Maine artist John Dehlinger.
Andrew Wyeth painted most of his significant paintings in egg tempera, which he described as having "no limitation." The demonstrations will be included during tours held on Fridays in April (1, 8, 15, 22 and 29).
Historic property tours will be offered from April 1 through Nov. 20.
Tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:45, 2 and 3:15 p.m.; and Tuesday and Saturday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Tours of the N. C. Wyeth House and Studio are available Monday at 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Thursday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.; and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:45, 2 and 3:15 p.m.
Tours of the Kuerner Farm are available Monday at 12:45, 2 and 3:15 p.m.; and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2 and 3:15 p.m.
Tickets are limited and available on brandywine.org or by calling 610-388-8326. Tickets cost $8 per person per tour, in addition to regular museum admission. The cost to tour additional properties is $5 per person for each site.
The Brandywine River Museum of Art is open daily (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students and children ages 6; free for children 5 and younger and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art members. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit brandywinemuseum.org.