The registration is open
Monday 12th - Friday 16th of June 2017
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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 is 550 US dollars (approximately equal to 750 Canadian dollars), which covers teaching, a ready-to-use white-gessoed board, brushes and other tools and materials used at the workshop.
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 is not suitable for beginners.
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 Academy 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.