August 2nd, 2017 by firstname.lastname@example.org
August 25th, 2016 by email@example.com
Dumbarton Oaks and the Center for Byzantine Material Arts presents:
“Behind the Exhibit”
An exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes of the regular museum display to see and study objects not normally seen. This is a continuation of the Ivory Lecture held at the Center for Byzantine Material Arts by Dr. Gudrun Buehl, Museum Director and Curator of the Byzantine Collection at Dumbarton Oaks.
When: Nov 4th, Saturday at 10am
Address: 1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC 20007(museum entrance)
We ask for everyone to meet in the museum entrance at Dumbarton Oaks before 10.
Maximum of 10 students.
Suggested donation: $25.
Sign up now!
June 11th, 2017 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for 4 hours of instruction learning the various types of gilding used in Iconography and other contexts. This is a delightful class where we learn on a simple board the various methods of gilding: oil, water, beer glue and shell gold.
Saturday November 11th 2017, 10-1pm
To sign up-click below-
In this course students will learn: oil gilding, water gilding (with various design instructions for this type of gilding), beer-glue techniques and shell gold application. All work will be on a 8″ clay Maronite board and will be a combination of demonstration by instructors and hands on application by students. We will not be working on an image, just application.
3 sheet of gold and most other materials will be provided for each student- see below. All things provided are marked “provided”. Gold, brushes and other supplies can be purchased at the CBMA.
Items needed for class:
1-Liner brush: size 1-4 water-color
1-round fluffy brush: size 8 up watercolor
q-tips, cotton ball –provided
May 5th, 2017 by email@example.com
Icon Drawing Class 2
When:Saturday, Sept 30, 2017
Pay in full
Icon Drawing Class I
When: Saturday, Oct 14th, 2017
For those who have attended the Icon Drawing Class 1 or have previous drawing experience, this course will continue instruction of drawing the icon, emphasizing how to depict the light that emanates from the figure(s). Working in a larger scaled format, we will also use various types of papers and techniques, adding color to our studies with traditional conte crayons and watercolor and/or gouache.
Basic supplies will be provided for the workshop but students are encouraged to bring their own media. Some supplies will be offered for sale at the studio.
Contact Karen Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org il.com
May 5th, 2017 by email@example.com
In this intensive course we will study how our predecessors worked in wax for the first years of Christendom on the very famous Pantocrator icon. We will focus mostly on the bust of this icon as working in wax is quite different from most mediums. Along with technique, we will also take a look at its history and theology. The Christ Pantocrator of St. Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai is one of the oldest and most famous Byzantine icons, dating from the sixth century AD.[1 It is regarded by historians and scholars to be one of the most important and recognizable works in the study of Byzantine art
When: September 23 and 24th Sat/Sun. Sat at 10-4pm, Sun 1-6.
Where: The Center for Byzantien Material Arts in Washington DC
Cost: $300 +supplies. $50 non-refundable fee to sign up and $30 for supplies
Class closes September 15th.
This course will only be done in in wax. No gilding will be possible -need more time, but if students want to gild we will offer a special day of gilding the following Saturday or set up a time for individual students when convenient for them. (Gold instruction cost will be an additional $125). Please let instructor know when signing up.
To sign up go to:
Sign-ups close September 13th.
Supplies: We will be using the cold wax method. Supplies include the clear and colored cold wax, mixing tools, turpinoid, pigments, transfer paper, color copy, hot plate (if needed) and a flat panel-9 x 12 for the icon.
You will need to bring some supplies . . . WHAT TO BRING: pencil, eraser, scissors, small glass rinsing jar, paper towels, glass mixing palette (we have 2 in the shop if you want to buy it there, let me know. You can just use a think piece of glass however). BRUSHES: Hog brush: flat 1″ or 1/2″ wide and rounds; Hog brush: #1, and #3, a #1 liner if you have one . . .
For more questions contact Colette – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 questions.
August 27th, 2015 by email@example.com
Calling all students of Wayne Hajos, Karen Ward and Colette Kalvesmaki!
‘Meet the Artist Night’ will be held for all of you October 29th, 5:30-8 pm.
The Center for Byzantine Material Arts is hosting our first Student Icon Exhibit which can include other icons and drawings of icons you have done since our instruction (all items entered must line up with the Center’s mission).
Deadline for entry: Oct 1st
We ask that everyone fill out the paperwork which will be sent upon request and send back with photos of your work and entry fee.
Cost:$25 to enter up to 3 icons and $25 to enter up to 3 more and so on for processing. This is a donation and tax deductible. Please send paperwork and check to CBMA, 716 Monroe St NE #7, Washington DC 20007, drop it by the studio.
We need all your works at the studio by Oct 11th before 7 pm. Volunteers to help hang would be most welcome!
Pick-up: You can pick up your items anytime after the show concludes and when we are open after Dec 30th, but all must be picked up by Jan 9th, unless other arrangements have been made. All payments will be made to artisans by Jan 10th.
All art work can be brought to the same location, with your name on the back of the piece and hanging ready.
For sales the Center asks 25% of the sales on top of entry fee, although not all pieces need to be for sale.
Included in the paperwork, we will need a short bio on each participant (small paragraph), names of each piece, medium, size and cost. We will have fliers for all participants to give to friends, family and churches. Make sure they are hanging ready.
Send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301 977 7297 or 301 977 7297.
May 10th, 2017 by email@example.com
Next Lecture: Medieval Byzantine Scrolls of the Office of Holy Communion:
Is Form Related to Function?
by Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Ph.D
Come join the discussion!
Suggested donations :$10
Here or at the door . . .
Fr. Stefanos was born in Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa and Greece, and received his higher education in the United States, earning a B.A. in Religious Studies from Hellenic College, a M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, both in Brookline, MA., and a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame. Fr. Stefanos then returned to Greece where he served as a parish priest and taught for the College Year in Athens Program, for the Greco-Roman Program of St. John’s University/St. Benedict’s College, Collegeville, MN, and for the Pastoral Institute of the Archdiocese of Athens, Church of Greece. In 2009 he was elected Assistant Professor of Liturgy at the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. In the Spring of 2012 he was invited to teach at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University as a visiting professor. His work has appeared in English, Greek, German and Russian.. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Society of Oriental Liturgy. Since 2009 is actively involved in the new Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts project out of the Protestant Theological University (Holland). He is an ordained Greek Orthodox priest (the son and grandson of priests), and since 2010 has been appointed full member of the Special Synodical Committee on Liturgical Renewal of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. Fr. Stefanos joined the Faculty of the School of the Theology and Religious Studies at Catholic University of America in the Fall of 2013.
Not all of the opinions of our lecturers reflect the views of the Center for Byzantine Material Arts.
March 31st, 2015 by firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 UPCOMING EVENTS
NOW through December 31: Kickstarter/Indiegogo Campaign—Tell your friends! Help us bring great programs on Iconography to your neighborhood! Lectures, Courses, films and seminars. See website for more information.
September 1st, at 6 pm First Friday Lecture Series: a special showing of the Andre Rublev movie “Andre Rublev” by Tarkovsky. $10 donation.
September 23–24; Sat.10am–4pm, Sun 1-6: Encaustic/Wax Course of the Sinai Pantocrator—Two intensive days using a cold wax method. No gilding possible during the workshop, but we can set up a special gilding day after. Course taught by Colette Kalvesmaki. $300 + $30 (supplies).
September 30th Drawing II Course with Karen Ward. Friday 10-4 Cost: $130
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 Reception—A special reception will be held to honor our first student icon exhibit. Invite your friends, neighbors, church members, co-workers and family!
October 28, 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. $135. Course taught by Colette Kalvesmaki.
November 3rd, 7pm. First Friday lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10
November 4th, Sat. 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!
December 1st, 7pm First Friday lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10
December 2nd, 11am–12:30pm: St. Nicholas Children’s Story and Craft Day
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE EVENTS MAY BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE byzarts.com:
January 17th, 2015 by email@example.com
Icon Galleries and Store are located at:
Center for Byzantine Material Arts
The Monroe Street Arts Walk
(by Catholic University)
716 Monroe St. NE #7, Washington DC 20017
Metro stop: red line CUA/Brookline
Hours of operation are: Wed-Fri 9-4, Sat 9-4 and Sun 12-4
PH: 301 977 7297
(Call to see if we are working in the studio before or after hours. If someone is there, you are welcome to come in!)
Trinity House Cafe
101 E. Market St., Leesburg VA 20176
Hours of operation are Mon: 8-4,Tue-Fri: 8-9, Sat: 8-9 Sun: 8-8 .
All works are for sale unless stated otherwise. Prices vary. We have various mediums and artisans from around the greater DC area showing at the Arts Walk location in DC.
Or visit our upcoming on-line store
February 24th, 2016 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs: Private Instruction, Drawing Courses, Intensive Courses, Open Studio, Commissions
Private Instruction: Every work begins with prayer. As this is a work to deepen one’s spiritual life all are expected to read about iconography as well from the list of suggested books and to prepare oneself before working. Each instructor has a format they teach by, usually starting with the face of an angel. One can start either with the preparation of the board or with the painting process. Gilding is not included until the student has completed several icons and a state ready for gilding. Raised unprepared boards can be bought at the wish of the student for an extra cost (price depends on size). Each class is $40 which includes all supplies.
The mediums are egg tempera or encaustic. The lessons follow a course much as the Traditional schools of old. This is a living Tradition and is important for us to carefully pass on the practice, prayer and theology of the icon. The length of the lesson is usually an hour.
The goal is to take privately until the instructor advises the student to join the Open Lessons (see below). If the student wishes they can continue privately but are encouraged to work on their own and come to class with questions.
Lessons and Intensive Courses can be bought as a gift too. Ask about our Student Vouchers.
Drawing courses are advised for those who have had no exposure to drawing or painting previously, but not necessary for those who have to begin an icon. They usually meet on Saturdays and are a couple of hours.
Intensive courses are open to anyone interested and are offered usually every other month. A deposit is necessary to hold your place. Cost and time depend largely on the difficulty of the icon between 125-$500. Check website and fliers for details.
Open Lessons are walk in sessions for those who already know how to work (mostly) on their own but have a question or two or who simply like to work with a group in a quite setting. Email and set a time to come in. People usually stay 1 to 3 hours. We ask $10 for however long you stay. Most come on Saturdays.
We accept commission and work usually in two or three payments. When ordering, we ask for a payment up front. Prices vary accordingly. It’s best to visit the websites to choose a style. (see byzarts.com –Gallery of Artist page)
For more Detail visit our website www.byzarts.arts.com
ART SUPPLIES ARE HERE!
brushes, pigments, icon boards, rabbit skin glue, marble dust, chalk, and more.
Stop by our store for candles, incense, charcoal, votive candles, and more!