The registration is open.
Workshop times: 19th - 23th of June 2017
Location: Gage Academy of Art, 1501 10th Ave. East, #101 Seattle, WA
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Workshop schedule: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday 20th - Friday 24th of June 2017
Workshop description:This workshop is suitable for experienced students of iconography wishing to develop their drawing and painting skills.
The payment options:
The full cost of the workshop for new students is $650, for returning students it's 10% off ($585), it covers the teaching, a ready-to-use white-gessoed board, brushes and other tools and materials.It does not cover meals or lodging.
The group is limited to 10 participants with one instructor and 15 with two, students are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. The registration payments are non-refundable, unless the workshop is canceled due to lack of participation.
Things to be taught during the Icon Painting Workshop:
main purposes and goals of icon painting - linking the verbal and the visual
to plan the image: composition, values and colors
to define the basic forms through free-hand drawing and painting techniques
to understand methods of mixing and applying the egg-tempera
to use basic colors, to make shadows, highlights and glazes
to control the finer highlights and to practice writing proper lettering on the icon
to apply the final varnish on the surface of the finished and dried up icon
Who should attend:
Even though this particular workshop is mostly made for advanced level students, who have had at least some experience in icon painting, it may also work well for beginners and anyone drawn to practical and theoretical study of Medieval art in general, including Byzantine and Early Russian.
Students are expected to have at least some previous experience in any art background.
Topics of lectures and discussions:
Main purposes and goals of icon painting. «Functionality» of the image.
Main terms: Iconography as “Theology in Color” (linking the verbal and visual). What makes iconography spiritual art? Liturgical art vs Religious art.
Traditional liturgical arts (icons, frescoes, manuscript illumination): differences in characteristics and requirements.
Parameters for drawing / under-painting.
Ways to identify essential characteristics for the future image (sketches and other types of preliminary visual studies).
Composition, - building and binding the image together.
Values and scales: how to make them work.
Professional use of: pigments (synthetic and natural), wood, gesso, gold and other materials.
Latest period of history of iconography in Russia (XX – XXI century: - Grigory Kroug, Leonid Uspensky, Juliania Sokolova, Ioanna Rejtlinger, Anatoly Etenejer, Irina Zaron and others)
About the instructors:
Philip Davydov and Olga Shalamova are founders of Sacred Murals Studio (Saint Petersburg, Russia). Philip, M.A. in State Fine Art Academy of Saint Petersburg, faculty of Theory and History of Art, is a professional, second-generation iconographer with more than 15 years of experience, teaching professor at the Institute of Theology and Sacred Arts and head of Sacred Murals Studio in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Olga Shalamova, M.A. In State Fine Art Academy of Saint Petersburg, faculty of Theory and History of Art, Member of Union of artists of Russia, chief artist of embroidery workshop at Feodorovsky cathedral in Saint Petersburg, active participant of exhibitions of contemporary ecclesiastical art.
Philip's goal and the goal of his studio is to create icons and murals within the Christian tradition, while being contemporary works of Christian sacred art. Philip shares this creative and responsible approach as well as his own experience and professional discoveries with his students at his workshops.
Download a printable flyer for this workshop in Seattle in PDF format: http://sacredmurals.com/iconstudies/advanced_icon_painting_workshop_seattle.pdf
We tried to find some well-organized place for a the whole class, but yet could not find anything.
The only option we can recommend right now is Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/ , - last time we found a good place and were really happy to live in a short walking distance (make sure you carefully read all the responses and book correct dates, - the workshop lasts from 19th to 23rd of June 2017).
If we find something better we will share new options in one of our Newsletters.