May 5th, 2017 by firstname.lastname@example.org
May 10th, 2017 by email@example.com
We will meet for 2 intensive days September 23-24th from 10-4pm . No gilding will be possible for those times, 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.
Cost $300 +supplies. $50 non-refundable fee to sign up.
(For gold instruction cost will be an additional $125 and will happen the following Sat 10-2 or special appointed time.)
Sign-ups close September 13th.
We will be using a cold wax method. Supplies included the clear cold wax, mixing tools and mediums for the initial stage, pigments, panel-9 x 12. The cost for supplies will be separate. (price forth coming)
Learn how this particular Icon and many of the icons made before the 9th century were likely done-in encaustic, or more likely, the cold wax method. The Christ Pantocrator of St. Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai is one of the oldest Byzantine icons, dating from the sixth century AD. It is the earliest known well-known version of the Pantocrator style that still survives today, and is regarded by historians and scholars to be one of the most important and recognizable works in the study of Byzantine art as well as Eastern Orthodox Christianity.[2 to learn more visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_Pantocrator_(Sinai)
For more questions contact Colette – firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TO BRING: pencil, eraser, scissors, drafting compass (all optional)
BRUSHES: Hog brush: flat 1″ wide or more, One stippled or beat-up brush for mixing, One small hog script or round for detail: #3 and #4 (I would bring all your brushes . . .)
Pallete knives; small, large and mixing-sold at the CBMA studio
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 29th, 2016 by email@example.com
2017 Programs Up-coming
Kickstart/Indi Go Go Summer Campaign (June 23-Aug 23) tell your friends! Help us bring you visiting fine artists and Iconographers from around the world for intensive courses in the areas of illuminated manuscript, frescos, mosaics and more. See web site for more details.
Icon Drawing 101 for a one day intensive course in Iconographic drawing. Dates: either July 22 or Aug 5. Course taught by Karen Ward. More details on website.
Kids Icon drawing Camp Aug 1-4 in DC location and Aug 8-11 in Leesburg VA at the Trinity House Cafe. Both camps are 10-12am. Learn how to draw an icon the way it was taught from long ago, accompanied with story time picture books about the saint’s lives. See web site for more info.
Sept 1st Lecture
Sept 23/24. Intensive Iconography Encaustic Course on- The Christ of Sinai
Oct 6th Lecture
Student Exhibit-Oct through end of Dec. Wine and Cheese Night for Opening Oct Fri 27th 5pm-on. ($20 fee to enter 3 icons, more details in program) Exhibit opens Oct 13th.*
Gilding Course-Oct 28th 10-2 with Wayne Hajos and Colette Kalvesmaki
Christmas Icon and Tile Raffle Starting in Oct.-runs through beginning of new year. Enter win a beautiful hand-painted icon of the Nativity, St. Nicholas or a tile of St. Nicholas. Each raffle ticket is $5.
Nov 3rd Lecture
Date TBA-Dumbarton Oaks Behind the Exhibit Visit. Maximus of 10 students. Suggested $25 donation to CBMA.
Dec 1st Lecture
St. Nicholas Children’s Story and Craft Day Dec 2, Sat at 11am-12:30-Need craft ideas . . . and volunteers *
Announce winner of Icon/tile after the first
Take a break for month of Jan.
Summer Soiree -TBA
Needs: We are in search of a file cabinet, shelves for our main gallery wall from Ikea, office phone, New projector. Let us know if you are interested in donating for these causes. Thank You!!
August 25th, 2016 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Karen Ward for more information at: email@example.com
When: July 22nd
or Aug 5th 2017
Supply list at registration
Most supplies can be bought at the Center for Byzantine Material Art
Karen Ward, Iconographer, Artist, Art Teacher
Karen attended Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, then married and raised three children. Art was a daily activity in their home. She completed her Certificate in Painting and Drawing from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and focused on landscape painting after moving to a farm in Culpepper County, Virginia. Her paintings have been exhibited in juried local and national shows in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and she has been represented by three galleries in Virginia. Karen has taught drawing and painting classes for the past twelve years and is proud that some of her students have gone on to exhibit and sell their work in juried shows and in galleries!
Now accepting commission for icons, she spends her time painting icons and teaching art classes.
May 18th, 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.
Saturday October 28th, 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
Summer Drawing Course on Iconography and lives of the saints
These interactive classes teach various aspects of the icon to children at least 7 years of age and up. Activities range from demonstration, interactive discussions, story time and drawing an icon themselves on beautiful sienna paper to take home. We will practice drawing eyes, nose and mouth every day then put it all together in the final class. Along with that we will have a lesson or story for the day.
Lesson 1-What is an Icon-St Euphrosynos-Drawing eyes and noses.
Lesson 2-Icon Symbols and their Meaning- A Look at Rublev’s Trinity Icon-Drawing mouth and ears.
Lesson 3-A look at Pigments and How to Make Paints and Gesso (demo)
Lesson 4-Russian Fairy Tales and the Icon: The Tale of St George-Drawing the final angel bust.
When: Aug 1st-4th, 2017 in DC
Aug 8-11 in Leesburg (Trinity House Cafe)
Cost: $50 per child, $25 off each sibling there after
$25 non-refundable deposit to hold your space
Trinity House Cafe is located at-101 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
Taught by Colette Kalvesmaki