In this Activity, students make and examine the characteristics of egg tempera paint. Instructors may also wish to emphasize the chemistry of paint and pigments, the history of the development of different types of paints, or to attempt to duplicate commercial paints as closely as possible. This Activity might be used to integrate chemistry into an art class. An art instructor or artist might speak to a chemistry class or try using the homemade paints. The Activity's online supplement can be used to extend the Activity for several additional periods.
Gettys, N. S.; 2001, 78, 1320A.