Dates of next weekends:


Dates in 2020
18,19 Jan
15,16 Feb
14,15 Mar
18,19 Apr
16,17 May
20,21 Jun
18,19 Jul

15,16 Aug

17,18 Oct

14, 15 Nov

19,20 Dec 2020


Saturday 10:30 - 16:00

Sunday 10:30 - 16:00

No previews experience is required. Participants will be supported individually in developing their art work.

You are welcome to work on a design that you bring with you to the workshop.
Please visit my website for some examples of contemporary icon painting.

Participants will be guided through initial stages of the process of creating an icon. With short introduction to tradition of iconography. Students will explore the technique off egg tempera. Learn to make egg yolk binding medium and mix paints using dry pigments.
All paintings will be created on mdf panels covered with thin layers of gesso. Panels will be provided.
Students who decide to book only one weekend will learn basic principle of the technique.

Preparation of egg yolk binding medium.
How face futures are built in iconography, eyes, nose and lips.
Russian method brush work and thin layering to achieve smooth surface
Dry brush work; using dry on dry method
Unique method of building shapes with light where the image emerges from darkness.
Gold gilding for those interested.