Picturing Mary Workshop: Egg Tempera

Renaissance and Baroque Techniques and Materials

Interested in creating “egg-cellent” tempera?

Join us for the final hands-on workshop in a three-part series inspired by Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

Guest artist Roberta Marovelli will introduce egg tempera, the time-honored paint medium created by combining color pigment with yolk, to a multigenerational audience. Participants will have ample time to learn from this skilled artist, practice the technique using specialized materials and tools, and explore tempera paintings in the exhibition.

This workshop is designed to instruct and engage audiences 13 and older. Materials and instruction will be provided.


This workshop is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email reservations@nmwa.org.


NMWA’s ground-breaking exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea examines the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary and the power her image has exerted through time. Iconic and devotional, and also filled with social and political significance, the image of the Virgin Mary shaped Western art from the 6th to the 18th century.

National Museum of Women in the Arts