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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2017/18 UPCOMING EVENTS
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 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 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-?
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 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 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 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 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!
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