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Artist in residence to hold workshop in January

Arts on Main’s current artist in residence, Francoise Ménard, will offer a five-day workshop Jan. 6-10 at the Gloucester Main Street gallery. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

In the workshop, Madame Ménard, who grinds her pigments with oil herself, will demonstrate a “mixed” technique taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, said a press release.

This technique reconstitutes the method developed by the Van Eyck brothers in the 15th Century Belgium. It is a process of alternating lean glaze with fat tempera made from egg, originally replaced by cellulose glue.

Ménard was born in Sydney, Australia, and makes her home in Paris. She has exhibited her artwork all over the world and held competitive residency positions in Paris, Rome, Madrid and Lubéron, France. She holds the License of Plastic Arts-Paris VIII, Saint Denis and a Higher Diploma of Visual Arts from the École Nationale Supérieur...

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