Advanced Icon Painting Workshop: VA

June 23, 2014 – June 28, 2014 all-day

This six-day intensive course in traditional painting techniques focuses on the art of egg tempera painting. The goal of this workshop is for students to understand the artistic philosophy of Byzantine iconography and to learn and practice new and advanced techniques.

The workshop will concentrate on exercises in the painting of the garments and faces. Through this process students will obtain a much deeper understanding of Byzantine iconography. You will study through practice the various stages of painting garments, beginning from the first layer to the final highlights. This process will be demonstrated and explained to ensure each student’s understanding of this technique. This knowledge will then be put into practice, always with guidance and appropriate help. Students will be taught all the steps of painting the icon face with guidance and assistance in every step of the procedure to ensure that they are easily put into practice.

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