ICONOGRAPHY 2 DAYS a week for three weeks WITH MASTER ICONOGRAPHER Mary Jane Miller
Class size is limited to 4 students.
The group will get an introduction to Byzantine style tradition of painting iconography in egg tempera in a contemporary format. Students are led through the preparation of the icon, using egg emulsion, earth pigments, and gold leaf application, tracing the historical and theological basis for icons. The group has lively and insightful discussion about god, why we are here and the technique. We cover the symbolism and prayer embedded in this ancient tradition.
How to Register
No experience necessary, THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS when we have small groups of four; safe distance, lots of air.
PROPOSED COURSE OUTLINE:
Introduction to the theory of iconography, usage of traditional materials, tools, paint, bole. Students begin the composition for their icon.
Continued application of base colors using the puddle technique and further application of additional layers of color, line quality, learn about importance of consistency (thickness/thinness) of the paint in achieving the desired effect.
Emphasis on practicing the technique of paint application. Learn about how to use different consistencies of paint and different techniques when working with egg tempera paint.
Learn "brushstroke technique" . Follow with lettering and Gold leaf.
Final lines, and details.
Completion of painting, correction of mistakes, Final blessing of the icon
we can discuss a discount.