WORKSHOP: Egg Tempera Painting Course with James Lynch


Monday 30 September – Tuesday 1 October, 10-4pm  Bookings

As part of our focus on tempera, and to coincide with The Big Draw, exhibiting artist and paraglider James Lynch will run a practical painting course in the galleries at Messums Wiltshire. It will involve cooking gesso, preparing a panel, making egg tempera paint and experimenting with this ancient medium.

James Lynch grew up in Wiltshire and lives in Somerset. Since his first sell-out exhibition in the West Country in the 1980s he has won awards, exhibited regularly in London and received many commissions from private clients and corporations. All his egg tempera paintings are made using pure ground pigments and egg yolks from his own hens. He makes the glue and gesso from the raw ingredients.

This one-day course includes all tuition, materials and lunch.

Spaces are limited to please book early to avoid disappointment.

WORKSHOP: Drawing with Clay


Saturday 19 October, 2-3pm  Bookings

Bring clay to life and be part of an art installation in our 13th century tithe barn during the major solo show by leading observational sculptor Laurence Edwards. Come along and make your own mini Man of Stones in clay and join with others to create a unique piece of installation art before taking your creation home. We are delighted that sculptor Alasdair Rennie from Coade will lead the event and offer his expert tuition.

This event is part of the nationwide Big Draw, which this year takes ‘Drawn to Life’ as its theme.

Open to sculptors of all ages.