The incredible edible egg can be used to paint! The Ancient Egyptians used egg tempera to paint on stone, while Byzantine artists in Europe used tempera on their illuminated manuscripts. UMAG is offering paint-making workshops for families to create paint using fresh egg yolk and dry pigments. Participants will learn about this centuries-old technique, and have the opportunity to paint on plasterboard using their own paint.

Preparation: It is suggested that participants prepare reference images, such as landscapes or animal related theme.

Special note: Egg tempera can be quite pungent.


Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018 | Saturday, 23 June 2018 | Sunday, 1 July 2018 | Sunday, 19 August 2018

Language: Cantonese

Time: 15:00 - 16:30

Venue: G/F, T.T. Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU

Audience and Limit: Aged 8–14, around 5 groups (Only admit 1 parent and 1 child) per class

Note: Repeat of the 25 March & 14 April 2018 session

Registration & Enquiries: 

Registration starts from April 23, 2018. Course fee is HK$50 per group (only admit 1 parent and 1 child aged between 8–14). Accompanying adult must stay with his/her child throughout the class. For enquiries, please contact Ms Chelsea Choi: cchelsea@hku.hk / 2241 5509.

Please click here for the application form.


Image: Students’ work from the previous workshop

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