Intensive Course: Theotokos of the Sign

 

Intensive Course: Theotokos of the Sign

 

 This is a five-day course focusing on oil and beer glue-gilding, painting techniques of egg tempera and prayer.  We will look at the symbolism of this icon, technique and it’s history.  You also will have some options on how to do the background.  Another image is coming shortly . . .

When: February 20-25, 2018

Time: 10-4pm

Cost $550.00.  Includes a Masonite board and most supplies.  If you want to bring your own board or to order a raised traditional board let us know when you sign up.  The Cost is $150 per board, Measurements are 11.5″ high by 13″ across. . . Class closes Feb 19th.

Taught by Colette Kalvesmaki- email for questions: paraskeve@gmail.com

To sign up see below:

$100 deposit

Payment in full

Board Payment

 

 

WHAT TO BRING: pencil, eraser, rinse jar, palette, ruler, scissors, drafting compass (all optional)

BRUSHES: One water color wash brush: very fluffy, at least 1ʺ wide.

One tool or stipple brush or a beat-up brush for mixing.

One small watercolor script: #1 or #2

Several larger brushes for blending: rounds #2 or #3  (All these can be bought at the course)

MAKE-UPS: Every day of instruction presupposes knowledge of the days that precede it, so every class is required to proceed to the next one. If you need to miss one of the painting days toward the end of a course, that time can be made up by appointment on another Friday or Saturday.  If the student does not finish by the end of the course they can schedule a time to come in and finish.

 

Colette Kalvesmaki,  Founder and Director of the Center for Byzantine Material Arts, Iconographer, Art Restorer.

Colette M. Kalvesmaki is trained in the tradition of Byzantine-Russian iconography.  She uses traditional materials such as egg tempera, gold on fine woods for panel icons as well as fresco for wall finishes. She graduated with a BA in Classical Archaeology in 1989 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and worked as an archaeologist in America and Greece before returning to school to receive a Masters in Theology from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1993. She moved to Massachusetts to study intensively for three years under the renowned Russian iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky. While in Boston, Colette was also trained as an art restorer with Treffler and Sons Art Restoration Studios and in recent years has trained in the Buon Fresco Academy of Wall Artistry, expanding her abilities to a variety of wall finishes.

Colette started The Center for Byzantine Material Arts in Virginia in 2014 and continues to paint, teach and lecture for various Churches, Museums and Universities.  Her work can be found in formal exhibits, churches and private collections in America and internationally.

For more information on Colette and her work, visit www.sacredpresence.com

Brushed with faith by Catholic News Service  —https://youtu.be/GeisvsUDle8

 

Beginning Iconography Painting (Writing) Course

Beginning Iconography Painting (Writing) Course

 

This course is for those who have never painted (written) an icon before.  Your Instructor, Colette Kalvesmaki will take you through step by step instruction in transferring the image to the board, making the egg emulsion and mixing the paints.  Before the course begins you will be given reading materials to finish at your leisure as well as directed to more intensive reading.  You will also learn how to pray with icons and how to pray during this process.  This is a beautiful experience and for those wishing to deepen their understanding of faith.  We will be paint the face of an angel.

Date: January 26 & 27, 2018

Time:10-4pm

Cost: $250.00

Place: Center for Byzantine Material Arts, 716 Monroe St. NE #7, Washington DC 20017.  By Catholic University, the National Shrine and the Brookland/CUA metro station in the Arts Walk

To sign up click on the  button below:

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There will be no gilding in this course and painting will be done on a Maronite clay board.  Things you will need to bring to the class:

pencil, eraser, rinse jar, palette, ruler, scissors, drafting compass (all optional)

BRUSHES: One water-color wash brush: very fluffy, at least 1ʺ wide.

One tool or stippled brush or a beat-up brush for mixing.

One small watercolor script: #1 or #2

Several larger brushes for blending: rounds #2 or #3  (All these can be bought at the course)

MAKE-UPS: Every day of instruction presupposes knowledge of the days that precede it.  If you can’t make a day, we can finish the icon at a later appointment.

Call for more information 301 977 7297

 

 

 

Win an Icon of St Nicholas for Christmas!

 

Enter our raffle drawing for this icon valued at $300.00 through our website and win.

The icon is made with the ancient medium of egg tempera and 23k gold on wood, by the hand of Colette Kalvesmaki.  All proceeds go to the Center for Byzantine Material Arts Programs.  Each raffle ticket is $5.  Enter as many tickets as you like.  Your tickets will be emailed to at the address you provide. 

Drawing announcement will be Dec. 18th.

Enter here:

One ticket

Two tickets

Three tickets

 

 

John B. Hume

John B. Hume, Tilist

Following a 16-year career in construc­tion, John and Lynn Hume founded the Sligo Creek Tile Company of Takoma Park, Maryland, in 1997. The tile company designs and produces original gift and architectural  and religious ceramic products that are distributed through eastern-U.S. retail outlets  such as the Center for Byzantine Material Arts and the internet at sligocreek.com.

2017/18 Programs Through May

 

2017/18 UPCOMING EVENTS

October

October 6, 7pm: First Friday lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10

October 13 Opening–December 30: Student Exhibition—Calling All Students of Wayne Hajos, Karen Ward and Colette Kalvesmaki! We are hosting our first icon exhibit which can include other icons and drawings of icons you have done since your instruction. Deadline for entry: October 1st.

October 14-Intensive Drawing Class I for beginners with Karen Ward.  Time: Saturday at 10-4.  Cost $130.00

October 27, Friday at 5:30–8pm: Student Exhibition Opening & Reception—A special reception will be held to honor our first student icon exhibit. Invite your friends, neighbors, church members, co-workers and family!  Whoever has the most guests wins a CBMA t-shirt of your choice.  Also, raffle tickets will be available for a St. Nicholas Icon $5 a piece.

October 28th-Drawing II with Karen Ward.  Time: Saturday at 10-4.  Cost $130.00

November

November 3rd, 7pm. First Friday lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10

November 4th, 10am: Dumbarton Oaks Behind the Exhibit—An exclusive invitation by Dumbarton Oaks to go behind the scenes to see and handle their artifacts, not normally seen by the public This is a continuation of the Ivory Lecture held at CBMA by Dr. Gudrun Buehl; Head Curator of Dumbarton Oaks Museum Collections. Maximum of 10 students. Suggested donation: $25. Sign up now!

November 11, Saturday at 10am–1pm: Beginning Gilding Course—Join us for four hours of instruction learning the various types of gilding used in Iconography and other contexts. Cost: $140.00 Course taught by Colette Kalvesmaki.

November 18, Icon Drawing III with Karen Ward.  Time: Saturday at 10-4.  Cost $130.00

December

December 1st, 7pm First Friday Night lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10

December 2nd, 11am–12:30pm: St. Nicholas Children’s Story and Craft Day Suggested donation: $10

Closed Dec 25-?

January 2018

Closed Jan 1-3 and 8-9

January 20- Intensive Drawing Class I for beginners with Karen Ward.  Time: Saturday at 10-4.  Cost $130.00

January 26-27- Beginning Iconography Course in Egg Tempera of an angel face.  Taught by Colette Kalvesmaki.  No gilding, all supplies included except brushes.  Cost: 150.00

February

February 2, 7pm First Friday Night lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10

February 10 Drawing Hands and Feet of Icons with Karen Ward.  Time: Saturday at 10-4.  Cost $130.00

February 20-25, Special Intensive Iconography Course: Theotokos of the sign.  Gilding, done in egg tempera. Cost $550.00.  Includes most supplies.

March

March 3 Icon Drawing II with Karen Ward.  Time: Saturday at 10-4.  Cost $130.00

March 9-10 Intensive St. Patrick Icon Course, taught by Colette Kalvesmaki. Cost $350

 March 24th Icon Drawing III with Karen Ward.  Time: Saturday at 10-4.  Cost $130.00

April

April 13 @ 7pm First Friday Night lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10– Special Day!

April 21 10-4 Drawing Angel wings with Colette Kalvesmaki. Time: 10-4. Coast $130.

May

May 4 @ 7pm First Friday Night lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10-last lecture till September

May 12 Color Seminar. History, the making of pigments-demonstration, the color wheel and application of color. Taught by Colette Kalvesmaki and Karen Ward.  Time:10-3.   Cost:$150

More to come!

 

Student Exhibit Through December

The Student Exhibit at CBMA

The Center for Byzantine Material Arts is hosting our first Student Icon Exhibit featuring our wonderful students work, both of drawings and icons. We hope every year to offer this very special exhibit for the Christmas season.  Most icons are for sale.

We are also offering a drawing for the icon of St Nicholas. Raffle tickets are $5 each, and you can buy as many as you want.  The drawing will take place Dec 18th and the winner will be notified the same day.

 

 

Students Pick-up: You can pick up your icons anytime after the show concludes -Dec 30th, but all must be picked up by Jan 9th, unless other arrangements are made.  All sales payments will be made to the artisans by Jan 10th.

 

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BEYOND WORDS: ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS IN BOSTON COLLECTIONS

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS IN BOSTON COLLECTIONS is the first exhibition to showcase highlights of illuminated manuscripts in the Boston area. An ambitious collaborative project, Beyond Words is notable for the size of its curatorial team, the number of lending institutions, and a multi-venue display. The exhibition presents more than 260 outstanding manuscripts and printed books from nineteen Boston-area collections, dating from the ninth to the seventeenth centuries. The exhibit is supplemented by an extensive catalog, a three-day symposium, and public programming. Explore the website for additional information on Beyond Word://beyondwords2016.org/#overview.

More info at  http://beyondwords2016.org/#overview