Silverpoint, metalpoint or styluses were used by Medieval European artists to make drawings and studies before the invention of graphite pencils.
Metalpoint required a carefully prepared surface in order to work as they do not make marks on ordinary paper, and they can be made from a variety of different metals. The most common metalpoint was made of silver, which works particularly well because of the way it oxidizes. Silverpoint is an incredibly sensitive and delicate medium, capable of producing the finest and most fluid lines.
This workshop will have a short brief of Silverpoint and Tempera history, as well as a tutorial on silverpoint drawing materials, and Silverpoint techniques. Materials are provided in the workshop.
Booking is required.
Fee for materials: HKD 100. Adults only. You may pay at our ticket counter or pay online.