Monday 20 - Friday 24 of January 2020, 9:00 - 17:00 with one hour lunch break around noon.
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Art Space, 26 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, 3065, (Victoria), Australia
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The Extended Icon Painting Workshop. General Description:
For several years, some of our students have attended two or even three of our workshops in a row
to learn as much as they can. In response to this enthusiasm we have decided to conduct “The
Extended Icon Painting Workshop” for a deeper and a fuller immersion in the process of painting an
To render the workshop situation as close as possible to a professional iconographer's daily setup, we have designed this “Extended Icon Painting Workshop” as a series of two 5 daily sessions and with one continuing program.
Session One:Icon painting workshop: We consider iconography a spiritual art; it is not craftsmanship.
We are 100% sure that, after attending this extended workshop, our students will draw and paint any
hands and feet on their icons with much more freedom through a more comprehensive
understanding of anatomy proportions and the principles of form-building. Drawing is not only
important for painting new icons. We know this from the past responses of our students. Even the
use of copied linear drawings, following a drawing workshop, becomes much more conscious.
This extended workshop is planned to give a deeper and wider understanding of human anatomy in general. It is designed especially for those who strive to capture the unity and harmony of figures in icons. The reason we decided to build the program this way is the result of feedback following several workshops studying face drawing and painting techniques. Australian iconographers will appreciate this opportunity to learn to draw such demanding and difficult parts of the human body such as the hands and feet.
In short: During the first 5 days we will draw the figure of the crucified Christ with the hands and feet in
different positions. We shall practise a professional approach to anatomy form-building, and
investigate the main principles of drawing the human body with pencil and brush on thick paper and
Who should attend:
This particular workshop suits both advanced students and beginners. Newcomers, at the very
beginning of their path, will gain a professional approach to their work, and so save time and energy
learning literacy instead of patterns. Please note, during this first session of “The Extended Icon
Painting Workshop” we are not going to start and finish painting one icon from beginning to end,
but we will draw the body of the crucified Christ, with the hands and feet in different positions.
The payment options:
The full cost of both sessions of Extended Icon Painting Workshop is 1600 Australian dollars, or 800 for one session (we keep it the same as the last year for one session - 550 US dollars), it covers teaching and necessary tools and materials provided.
The group is limited to 16 participants, 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.
About the instructors:
Philip Davydov and Olga Shalamova are founders of Sacred Murals Studio (Saint Petersburg, Russia). Philip holds an M.A. in State Fine Art from the Academy of Saint Petersburg, faculty of Theory and History of Art. He is a professional, second-generation iconographer with more than 15 years of teaching experience. He is also a professor at the Institute of Theology and Sacred Arts and the head of The Sacred Murals Studio in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Olga Shalamova holds an M.A. in State Fine Art from the Academy of Saint Petersburg, faculty of Theory and History of Art. She is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia and is chief artist of the embroidery workshop at Feodorovsky Cathedral in Saint Petersburg. She is also an active participant in exhibitions of contemporary ecclesiastical art.
Philip's and Olga's goal and the goal of their studio is to create icons and murals within the Christian tradition that are also 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.
North Fitzroy Homestay (B&B)
45 St.Georges Rd.
Close to Brunswick St. tram.
Phone: 03 9489 9661
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