ROCKLAND — Beginning Monday, Nov. 1, the Farnsworth Art Museum hosts an egg-tempera workshop led by artist Barbara Thomas. Entitled “Painting with Andrew Wyeth,” the program takes place Mondays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15, and Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon on Zoom.

In this studio workshop, students will explore the medium of egg tempera, an ancient technique where egg yolk is added to pigment, creating a layered surface of paint that dries to a deep sheen. This is the painting technique that was used by Andrew Wyeth for his more finished works. Over four sessions, Barbara will lead students in how to mix and use egg tempera to create a finished work. Each student will create their own still life to work from. Each week they will build the surface, adding more to the painting, learning the technique, and addressing basic principles of painting: light and shadow, composition, color mixing, rendering, etc. Students will work with their own materials, and Barbara will provide a list and information for lead-time preparation.

Barbara has been an artist all her life and an artist-teacher for more than 20 years, teaching at leading arts and education institutions. She has an MFA degree in Art and Design from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. She has a deep knowledge of art history and the art-making process. Barbara creates curriculum and teaches art classes at The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, N.Y., Whittle School and Studios, and she leads private drawing classes, “Drawing in the Galleries,” at The Metropolitan Museum in New York. A life-long lover of nature and ecology, she devotes her own art-making themes to the natural world. Her own work in drawing, painting and video, centers on the landscape, flora and the seasons.

The fee for this program is $154; $130 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit