5 March 2012 by Laura
This weekend Sigrid is back at the Walker Art Gallery for a special weekend of all things Tudor. On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2012 between 11am and 3pm, she will be giving demonstrations and revealing traditional methods and materials she uses to hand-make her own paints.
Sigrid, who is also a Tudor re-enactor, will discuss the role of natural materials before advances in chemistry made synthetic colours popular. Discussing how clays and vegetables taken directly from earth were ground by hand with linseed oil, she also reveals which colours are the most volatile and even deadly for artists to produce themsleves
The demonstration explores the techniques used by sixteenth century artists such as Hans Holbein in his famous portrait of Henry Vlll, on display at the gallery.
It is just one part of an action-packed weekend inspired by Horrible Histories at the Liverpool Empire. We have teamed up with the Empire to offer two families the chance to win a family ticket for the show at 11am on Sunday 11 March. To win simply let us know how many wives Henry VIII had. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday 7 March.
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