Please register by sending a deposit of $75.00 to: Icon Art Studios, 13921 127th Street North, Stillwater, MN, 55082.
Session 1- at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church on Lake Calhoun, 3450 Irving Ave. South, Mpls., 55408,
Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 on January 16, 23, 30 and February 6.
Tuition cost is $135.00 plus materials.
Session 1 will concentrate on the prototype of “The Holy Face”. All sessions concentrate on technique, along with a spiritual and theological study on the prototype.
2014 sessions 2 and 3 will introduce new painting techniques and will concentrate on the meaning of gold in icons. Students will learn various methods of gold decorative application using composite gold powder.
Session 2- at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church,
Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 on February 20, 27, March 13, 20 April 3 and 10.
Tuition cost is $195.00 plus materials.
Session 2 will study and write an icon of Christ in Majesty.
Session 3- at the Basilica of Saint Mary,
Hennepin at Sixteenth Street,
from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays during Great Lent; March 8 and 15 and April 5 and 12.
Tuition including materials $295.00
Session 3 will contemplate the sacrament of Baptism and will study and write and icon of St. John the Baptist. “Today he has John baptize him for the purification of sins, so that the Holy Spirit may come down from on high and raise humanity to heaven.” St. Gregory of Nyssa from the book by Paul Evdokimov Woman and the Salvation of the World, “Maintaining the purity of the apostolic faith given to us always has been the most intense preoccupation of the Church. As an anchor of salvation and crystal through which we view the word of God, all of Christian doctrine is marked by a strong soteriological aspect- the question of life and death….Essentially, what is at stake is the re-establishment of the original form, the restoration of the archetypal image, of the imago Dei, the image of God in man. In its absolute purity, this image is Christ Himself, whom the Fathers call the divine-human Archetype.”
~ and therefore icon class, as a tool of prayer, contemplates Patristic theology according to the early Fathers; in the very beginning when God created man, God had His mind’s eye fixed upon Christ as Prototype. Iconography teaches the following of Christ in His image, not the remaking of Christ into our image.