Painting: Egg Tempera | EKM E-pood

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Painting: Egg Tempera

The course takes place on Thursdays: 09.12 and 16.12 from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm


- + pc 5

Due to the increased risk of coronavirus infection and additional restrictions imposed by the Government, the conditions for visiting the Kumu Art Museum have changed. Please click here to read the new visiting regulations:

The course will be conducted in Estonian, but English translation can be provided. 

During the two-part course, participants will learn to paint with egg tempera, which is one of the oldest painting techniques. The pigments are mixed together with a binder, based on various recipes, which might include egg and a small amount of white wine or beer. A similar technique was used for many of the oldest panel paintings and icons. The course will also offer a brief overview of the fascinating world of colour preparation and artworks will be painted on wooden bases which have been hand-primed with a glue and chalk mixture. 

NB! The participants can visit the exhibitions free of charge on the days they attend the course. 

The instructor is the artist and painting restorer Malle-Reet Heidelberg

From September to August, the Kumu educational centre organises various courses and workshops. Art studios and workshops offer opportunities to develop creativity in a unique setting at the Kumu Art Museum, home to Estonian art. Every year, people interested in painting, drawing, graphic art and ceramics can enjoy dynamic and instructive short courses, where professional supervisors help you to produce remarkable works of art.

The schedule of art courses is on our homepage (

If you cannot attend the course please let us know five business days prior to the start of a course. You can choose another course of the same value or get reimbursed.

Please contact the Curator of Art Studio Programmes by emailing or calling +372 5199 7615. Late claims will not be considered.

Kumu Art Museum will not reimburse courses partially, e.g. if you cannot attend all of the dates of the course. You will receive PDF tickets immediately on the given email address after your online banking transaction is finished.

If you haven’t received your tickets within 30 minutes after the transaction is done, please contact us at or call +372 602 6139 (Mon–Fri 9.00–17.00)

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