To acquaint a new generation of artists with tempera painting, Kibria Printmaking Studio has organised a 12-day (December 1-12) Egg Tempera Painting workshop at its premises in Kala Kendra, Iqbal Road, Dhaka. Renowned artist Shahid Kabir is conducting the workshop that will run every day from 4pm to 8pm December 12.
Professor Nisar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, the workshop conductor Shahid Kabir and the host of the programme artist Rashid Amin attended the inaugural ceremony of the workshop on December 1
Both promising and noted artists are taking part in the workshop.
Tempera, also known as Egg Tempera, is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium consisting of coloured pigments mixed with a water-soluble binder medium (usually a glutinous material such as egg yolk). Tempera paintings are very long lasting, and examples from the first century AD still exist.
From 1970s artist Shahid Kabir has been practising this medium mingling the aesthetic features of miniature paintings with his own artistic contemplations and earned accolades from art connoisseurs afar. The artist has been an expatriate of Spain from the 1980s. He is established as a renowned painter, who works on diverse media. The workshop is open to art lovers daily from 6 to 8pm.