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Icon Painting Workshop
June 11-16, 2018                    
Los Angeles

Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church

 

Join us on this six-day intensive course where we will captivate you in the art of the Byzantium painting technique. During the course we'll write (paint) the icon of Christ Pantocrator.This icon of Christ Pantocrator is inspired by one of the most admired artworks of Byzantine iconography.
It is a detail of a wall painting dating back to the 13th-14th century, and was painted by the great iconographer Manuel Panselinos in the Monastery of the Protaton at Holy Mt. Athos.
This icon is a unique example of the Macedonian school of iconography and is considered by scholars as one of the most magnificent works of all time.
This  “Christ Pantocrator ” icon will come alive before you as the visiting master iconographer and expert instructor, Theodoros Papadopoulos, guides you, step by step, through the ancient techniques of Byzantine Iconography.
Let us journey together, discovering anew, this traditional artistic expression of theology and spirituality, often called the "meeting place of the Divine". Whether you are absolutely beginner or an advanced artist, this workshop offers an opportunity to learn and refine your techniques in this sacred art.
The course focuses on the art of egg tempera painting. Our goal is for students to understand and learn the artistic practices as well as the philosophy of Orthodox Iconography. The coursework is divided into individual steps; the instructor explains the principles and then demonstrates each phase in detail, answering all questions. Through the process of demonstrations the stages as well the whole method of painting an icon will be presented.  The students will then put into practice these skills under the guidance of the instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos.
The techniques of painting will be taught in a clear and concrete way enabling the students to apply what they have learned once the workshop is completed. From the very beginning to the completion of the course, every student will work on his or her painting with assistance by the instructor.
The size of the icon is 13.50X10 inches.
The schedule.
The schedule of courses runs daily from 9 am until 16:30.
Nevertheless, there is a possibility, if needed and depending on the progress of the courses, to extend the schedule by one and a half hours every day throughout the workshop and finish each day at 18:00 pm.
Therefore, please arrange your schedule so that if necessary to be able to stay until 18:00 pm.

Instructor
Theodoros Papadopoulos.

Click here to watch a short video about Theodoros Papadopoulos's Icon Painting workshops.

Location
Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church
4145 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230
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Course fee:
$680. The price includes most supplies including boards, pigments and brushes.
Registration
Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The remaining balance is due upon arrival on June 11, 2018.

If you are interested in signing up,
Contact Ms Deborah Tomasi at                                            
Cell phone: 310-849-9451
Email: deborahtomasi@yahoo.com

 

Water Gilding Workshop
June 8-9, 2018                    
Los Angeles

Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church

 

This is a separate optional two-day gilding workshop. Students are taught the technique of water gilding. Water gilding is a traditional and highly skilled technique used for the gilding of icons. During this workshop we learn all the stages of water gilding using 22 carat gold leaf. Beginning with the preparation of the board which is done by applying linen then covering with many layers of gesso. The last stage of the process is applying the clay bole and finally burnishing the gold with an agate stone which results in gold that is smooth and shines like a mirror, obtaining a brilliant and very impressive effect.
Those students who participate in both the water gilding and icon painting workshops will practice the water gilding on the halo of the Christ Pantocrator icon, which is the icon that will be completed in the icon painting workshop immediately following the water gilding workshop.
Students participating in the water gilding workshop only will practice the water gilding on a small gessoed board of the icon of the Mother of God.
Each student will practice the water gilding with any needed assistance given by the instructor, Theodoros Papadopoulos.
Course space for the water gilding workshop is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.

Instructor: Theodoros Papadopoulos
Location
Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church
4145 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230
Click here for Map & Directions.

Course fee: $270. The price includes all materials that will be used by the students.
Students participating in both icon painting (June 11 - 16) and water gilding workshop will pay only $220 for the gilding workshop.
Registration
Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The remaining balance is due upon arrival on June 8, 2018.  

If you are interested in signing up,
Contact Ms Deborah Tomasi at                                            
Cell phone: 310-849-9451
Email: deborahtomasi@yahoo.com

 

Icon Painting Workshop
June 8-13, 2015                    
Washington, D.C.

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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