Past Lectures, Exhibits, Courses and Retreats


Special Events 2016

December 2016: Saint Nicholas Story and Craft Celebration!

This is a regular event for children in which we celebrate and share the real St Nicholas of Myra.  We have several crafts all related to the saint for the children to make and take home followed by a story of his life, told by our own Mr. Wayne Hajos, our senior iconographer.

November 2016: ‘Big Thank You Dinner’ for our volunteers and Donors

 2016: Colette and Wayne held demonstration at various festivals for the year

Courses Offered 

March 11, 2017: Iconography Script Writing Course with Wayne Hajos

March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017: Beginning Iconography Drawing Course with Karen Ward

Feb 16-18, 2017: Intensive Iconography Course for Lent: Christ the Bridegroom, with Colette Kalvesmkai

Jan 14, 2017: Iconography Script Writing Course with Wayne Hajos

October 2016: Beginning Iconography Drawing Classes with Karen Ward

October  2016: Beginning Gilding with Wayne Hajos and Colette Kalvesmaki

October 2016:-Archangel Iconography Course with Wayne Hajos

May: Intensive Course: Dionysius’ Theotokos of Smolensk Icon (ca. 1500) taught by Colette Kalvesmaki

March: Intensive Course, ‘Leaping for Joy’, taught by Colette Kalvesmaki

February 2016: Intensive Course: Guardian Angel taught by Wayne Hajos


First Thursday of the Month Lecture Series 


April 7, 2017:  “The Making and Function of Byzantine Ivories”, by Dr. Gudrun Buehl.

Mar 3, 2017: The Byzantine Experience of the Cappadocian Cave Churches: Light Sources in Tokali Kilise, by Sarah Jenkins.

Feb 3, 2017:  Praying in Gold: Luxury Scrolls of the Office of Holy Communion, by Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Ph.D 

Dec 2016: Andrea Olsen Lam; Translated Womb: The Changing Visual Language of Mary’s Motherhood in Byzantine Icon

Nov. 2016: Heather Turnbow: Making the Absent Present: the Roman origins of Christian icon painting

Oct. 2016: Dr. Alfred Kentigern Siewers: Reading Irish Illuminated Manuscripts Iconographically, in Light of the Fathers, presented by Dr. Alfred Kentigern Siewers

April 2016: Mary Cunningham: Mary the Mother of God and the Natural World:Orthodox Conceptions Sacrament and Creation 

March 2016: Natalia Teteriatnikov: Pseudo-Dionysius and The Byzantine Church After Iconoclasm

February 2016: Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos: The Power of the word: Preaching and Its Power Conveyed Through Iconography

December 2015:Heather Turnbow: Making the Absent Present: the Roman origins of Christian icon painting

November 2015: John Yiannias: The Word about the Image: Talking about Orthodox Imagery


Visiting Artisans

Introduction to True Fresco Painting by Natural Pigments Hands-on Painting Workshop, April 2016.


Winter Retreat

January-The Orthodox Path to Contemplation Lecture in January 2015 can be heard at visit


Lectures with Catholic University of America art students and Exhibit at The Washington Drawing Center.




CBMA will be keeping a record of our activities to share with all who couldn’t make it!