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Candice Bohannon & Julio Reyes


This workshop is designed for representational artists who would like to get started with egg tempera for the first time. Taught by two of the most respected artists working today, known for their figurative works in both egg tempera and oil, Candice and Julio will teach you how to mix egg tempera paint from scratch, and guide you through their method of creating egg tempera portrait paintings. This workshop will cover how to prepare an ideal modern surface from aluminum composite panel, transferring a drawing, creating an ink wash underpainting, building color and light through multiple layers, achieving realistic flesh tones and soft transitions, dealing with edges, making corrections, how to expand the value range, and techniques for finishing. For this workshop we will be working from photographs provided by the artists.  If you wish to work on a photograph of your choosing, please bring a few choices to the workshop.

Instructor Bios

Julio Reyes’ earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Sculpture from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2005.   After graduation, he married his art school sweetheart and dove headfirst into a life of art making. Through skillful craft and exquisite handling, Julio shares his unique and passionate vision in painting, drawing and sculpture.  His work often depicts intimate dramas; brief moments of unnoticed grandeur, tender souls grappling with the pressures of modern life. At the age of 28, Julio won Best in Show, in the 2010 ARC Annual Salon Competition – The Art Renewal Center’s top honor. In 2011, Reyes had his debut solo exhibition at Arcadia Gallery, New York.  The following year, he was awarded the prestigious William F. Draper Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America’s 2012 Annual Portrait Competition – making him one of only two artist to have won the highest honor at both major American art Competitions. His work has been featured in dozens of books and magazines, exhibited in multiple countries and museums, is collected all over the world, and has been awarded the highest accolades given by the Portrait Society of America, the Art Renewal Center, the California Art club and more. He recently relocated to Texas with artist and wife Candice Bohannon, where they welcomed their first child. He is represented by Arcadia Contemporary.

Candice Bohannon studied at the Laguna College of Art and Design, receiving her BFA with honors in 2005. Bohannon’s artwork consists of deeply compassionate, penetrating and emotive figurative pieces along with intensely studied works from life and nature. Her work is contemplative, expressing a sincere philosophical pursuit of truth and meaning, and an exploration of the robust human spirit. Her work is contemporary yet naturalistic, soulful yet rational, and touches upon the complex relationship between man and nature. Her paintings have been featured in publications such as: Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist, Professional Artist Magazine, and ArtSee, along with inclusion in several art books. Candice has exhibited at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the USC Fisher Museum and fine art galleries throughout the United States. Her work has received numerous honors: A host of awards from the Art Renewal Center including 2nd Place in the figurative category in 2016, Fine Art Connoisseur’s Award of Excellence in 2013, 1st Place in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition in 2012, a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America in 2012, and more. Her artistic process pays tribute to traditions dating back to the old masters, while utilizing modern high-quality materials to create stable, long lasting works of art. Candice’s work is in private collections throughout the US, Europe and Canada. She currently resides in Texas, and shares her life with husband and fellow artist, Julio Reyes.

Atelier Dojo Workshop Policies

  • Upon request, a deposit of 50% can reserve your spot. Remaining balance will be due 45 days prior to event.

  • No refunds can be issued within 45 days of workshop date, unless canceled by Atelier Dojo.

Earlier Event: August 7
Hollis Dunlap