Wednesday, April 8, 2009

class photo

class photo, originally uploaded by ofegypt2001.
6th, 7th and 8th graders with their completed and blessed icons, ready to take home for the Triduum.
For some years I have guided the students at St. Patrick's grammar school in painting their own icons during Lent.  We work on them each Friday afternoon--then by Holy Week they are ready to be blessed and taken home.  They are done traditionally, using egg-tempera on wood.  I teach them, but each student paints the icon by him or herself.

No comments:

Post a Comment


This is a Syrian style icon. The red background is hand-ground cinnabar.