Two Types of Icon Writing Classes and Retreats
First, try the Introduction to Icon writing class which is usually held for one evening session, a full day session, and then a morning or afternoon session. In this class you will learn 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! Come to the Advanced Icon writing Retreat, and 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 PAINTING CLASSES 20018
GHOST RANCH April 29- May 5 2018
Icon Writing Retreat- Learn the exciting History, and basic principles of creating an Icon with Egg Tempera in the Byzantine style. Ghost Ranch 280 Private Drive 1708 Abiquiu, NM 87510 Call: 505-685-1000
Icon Writing Classes at Holy Cross Monastery 2017-2018
Christine Hales is a well-loved teacher and iconographer whose icon commissions are at St. Vincent’s Church in Albany, the Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, NY, as well as in many private collections. She has taught icon writing workshops for over 10 years, and her style of icon writing is both contemporary and honoring to the ancient traditions of iconography. For more information, visit www.newchristianicons.com.
Learning from Byzantium– May 11-13 2018 Cost: Perspective in an Icon Beginners and Advanced are welcome.
Color and Light in the Icon– July 24-27 2018 Advanced and Beginner
Sacred Geometry in Composition of the Icon September 25-28 2018
Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Rte 9W, West Park, NY: Contact Brother Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org 845-384-6660 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!
You don’t have to be an artist to write Icons! Master Iconographer Christine Hales will provide the drawing, materials, and demonstrate step by step the method of classical egg tempera painting technique. An Icon is said to be the Gospel in pictures. Come join us for this introductory workshop combining prayer, sacred music, and Icon painting. Previous Icon students as well as beginners welcome! To register contact Br. Joseph@ email@example.com or call (845-384-6660). Christine Hales’ Icons are in many Churches and monasteries in the US. She has a BFA in Painting, an MS in Art Therapy, an advanced citation in ministry, and maintains a studio in Hudson, NY . www.newchristianicons.com Weekend Introduction to Icon Writing Friday- Sunday is an Introduction to basic process and a simple Icon will be painted and 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 while creating your Icon. Artist and iconographer Christine Simoneau Hales expertly demonstrates each part of the method so 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 who are looking for a peaceful and prayerful weekend. 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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