ICON WRITING CLASSES
Writing Icons is a spiritual discipline that brings prayer and painting together to create Icons that spread the Joy of Icon writing throughout the world.
LEARN BASIC TECHNIQUES OF ICON WRITING USING EGG TEMPERA AND GOLD LEAF GILDING
You will be introduced to the Byzantine method, as well as other contemporary iconographic methods of writing icons. The History and spiritual application of icon painting will be covered, as well as learning to engage with prayer and worship through the icon.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO WRITE AN ICON!!
Christine teaches step by step the process of writing an icon. Each 3 hour class includes most materials, demonstrations and personal instruction. Class size is limited, please email for availability:email@example.com
“The icon writing class proved to be much more than just a painting class. It was an extended meditation offering a place of respite from all the demands of life. However, as a painting class it was exceptional. I learned more about classical drawing and painting technique than I learned in any other art class I’ve ever taken, and that is a testament to the talent and experience of the instructor.” Karen L., Icon Student
Christine Simoneau Hales holds a BFA in painting and art education from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston and an MS in Art Therapy from the College of New Rochelle. She has studied Iconography with Vladislav Andreiv, the Nuns of New Skete, and Stephan Rene in London, Philip Davydov in Washington DC, and taught Icon Writing since 2006. Her icons are in several churches and private collections and she is currently working on two large commissions her Philmont studio.
Some recommended books for Icon Writing Students:
Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting, by Aidan Hart
The Icon, Image of the Invisible, Egon Sendler
Icon as Communion, George Kordis
DVD by Vladislav Andrev "Emmanuel For Beginners" instructional DVD
A History of Icon Painting, Moscow
The Techniques of Icon Painting,, by Guillem Ramos-Poqui
Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting, Gilles Weissmann
Weekly Icon Writing classes:
ALBANY, NEW YORK : Monday Evenings 6-9PM Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State St. (entrance on Chestnut St.). Beginners and Advanced Cost $35 per class, includes most materials with the exception of the icon board which is purchased separately. Class size is limited, please email for availability: firstname.lastname@example.org
New York, NY, Saint James Episcopal Church Introduction to Icons Retreat October 16-18 2015.
Email Grace Beacham to register: email@example.com
Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY May 8,9 &10
Introduction to Icon Writing Workshop, Contact Brother Peter to register