Two Types of Icon Writing Retreats
First, the Introduction to Icon writing class is usually held for one evening session, a full day session, and then a morning or afternoon session. In this class the basics of transferring a drawing, learning to mix and paint with egg tempera and in some cases, gold leaf gilding are demonstrated. The student learns to create a basic Icon. Painting is done with one or two layers of highlights and transparent veils of color. You do not have to be an artist to paint an Icon!
In the Advanced Icon writing Retreat, you will have more instruction on Iconographic principles of light, perspective, sacred geometry and history. Because it takes time to write an Icon, this longer class is designed to give more time for layers, highlights, gilding, and olifa finishing at the end. We will cover the same information as the introduction but with more depth and development.
UPCOMING ICON WRITING RETREATS
July 21-23, 2017 Icon Writing Classes Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY: Contact Brother Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Cross is a beautiful Monastery located North of Manhattan along the Hudson River. Here we are able to join in with morning prayer and Eucharist with the Brothers as part of our retreat. The atmosphere of prayer is uplifting and their hospitality is wonderful!
Weekend Introduction to Icon Writing Friday- Sunday is an Introduction to basic process and a simple Icon will be painted. You will Learn the Byzantine method of using egg tempera on gessoed panels to paint an icon. Experience this rich spiritual experience through step by step teaching. Artist and iconographer Christine Simoneau Hales expertly demonstrates each part of the method. No matter what your art experience, or lack of, you will be skillfully supported and guided through the process of creating your expression of this ancient art form.This class is designed for busy people.
Students complete a simple Icon within this time frame and are able to bring their own Icon home for prayer or to give to a friend.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ICONOGRAPHERS
Christine is the founder of the American Association of Iconographers. She publishes a monthly blog with Icon related information. It is free and intended to form community among Iconographers. It also provides valuable resource information.
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