"Holy Face: Beginning Icon Painting Workshop"
A 2 1/2 day workshop on the practice, theory and spirituality of icon painting:
Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1
Button Factory, Studio 211A
855 Islington St.
In this workshop students will complete a 9x12in icon using egg-tempera on a gessoed wood panel. They will learn to paint an icon-style face. There will be a number of prototypes to choose from (Jesus, Mary, Angel, saint).
Students will learn:
--how to use classical icons as models for their own icons
--how to apply gold leaf
--how to make egg-tempera paint from pure pigments
--how to develop an icon face through successive layers of light
Students will also learn the symbolism of the icon-writing process, as well as the meaning of mask--face--holy face in the icon.
Friday, May 30: 2pm--5pm
Saturday, May 31: 10am--5pm
Sunday, June 1: 10am-4pm
Cost: $250 (includes materials)
Limited to 5 students.
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