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Icon Painting Workshop

October 8 - 13, 2018
Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Alexian Brothers Monastery.

 

This six-day icon painting workshop is going to take place in Knock, Ireland. The small village of Knock was the site of a heavenly vision, where in 1879, fifteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church.
Since then, it has grown into one of the most visited places in Ireland, and an international place of pilgrimage.
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 to discover new secrets in this traditional artistic expression of theology and spirituality, in this meeting place of the Divine. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced, this workshop offers an opportunity to learn and/or 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 34X25 cm.
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.
Location  

Allexian Brothers Community,
Churchfield, Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Click here for Map & Directions.
Alexian Brothers Monastery is located 5 minutes walk from the center of Knock Shrine. The shrine is a peaceful haven with stunning gardens and walkways, and a number of beautiful churches with impressive and artistic adornments, not least of all the award winning interior of Knock Basilica, an iconic church and landmark to the west.
To get an image of the monastery click here www.alexianbrothers.ie
 For image of Shrine click here  www.knockshrine.ie
Instructor
Theodoros Papadopoulos
Click here to watch a short video about Theodoros Papadopoulos's icon painting workshops.
Course fee
€ 440. The price includes most supplies including boards, pigments, brushes, drawings and color pictures.

Registration.
Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of 190 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.The remaining balance is due upon arrival on October 8, 2018.
If you are interested in signing up, please make the deposit of  190 euro using the PayPal button below.
If you have trouble making the deposit via PayPal, please contact me at theodoreicons@gmail.com  to send you a payment link so you can pay with your credit or debit card.
Payment by making a deposit to a bank account is also available.

If you need further information or clarification, please feel free to contact Theodoros Papadopoulos at:
theodoreicons@gmail.com   

Accommodation
Accomodations are plentiful in the area with B+B, prices from ca € 30.
The Alexian brothers also have excellent accomodations.
The price for rooms full board is €40 and for apartments full board €45.
Both prices include full meals, (breakfast, lunch and evening meal).
Separate meals: breakfast is 5euro lunch 10 euro and evening meal 5 euro.  
Guests can stay in the Monastery or in Madonna House which is self catering.
The Monastery has 5 guest rooms (2 single and 3 twin bedded) which are all en-suite.
Madonna House is an apartment block in the grounds which is self catering. There are (2 single apartments and 2 double) the apartments are fully equipped and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
For enquiries about a stay in the Monastery or Madonna house.
Please call the guest masters the Alexian brothers on 00353 94937 6996 or email stalexius@eircom.net

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