Student Exhibit for the Center for Byzantine Material Arts Oct-Dec 2017

May 5th, 2017 by

Calling all students of Wayne Hajos, Richard Christin, Karen Ward and Colette Kalvesmaki!

‘Meet the Artist Night’ will be held for all of you October 27, 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 (it will be juried to make sure all items entered line up with the Center’s mission).

Deadline for entry Oct 1st and 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.

We ask that everyone fill out the paperwork to show their works (We will send upon request).

Please send paperwork to CBMA 716 Monroe St NE #7, Washington DC 20007.

All art work can be brought to the same location, with your name on the back of the piece and hanging ready.

Cost:$25 to enter up to 3 icons and $25 to enter up to 3 more and so on for processing.  The Center asks 25% of the sales on top of entry fee.  Send check or credit (with paypal below). Write checks to CBMA and send to above address.

We will need a short bio on each participant (small paragraph) and we will pass out fliers for all participants to give to friends, family and churches. . ..  Make sure they are hanging ready. Send all inquiries to paraskeve@gmail.com or call 301 977 7297 or 301 977 7297.

See you soon!

Encaustic Iconography Course of the Sinai Pantocrator -September 23/24

May 5th, 2017 by

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.[1] 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 – paraskeve@gmail.com

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.

2017 Programs Through December

May 10th, 2017 by

 

2017 Programs Up-coming

 June/Aug

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/Oct

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

Nov 3rd Lecture

Date TBA-Dumbarton Oaks Behind the Exhibit Visit.  Maximus of 10 students.  Suggested $25 donation to CBMA.

DEC

Dec 1st Lecture

St. Nicholas Children’s Story and Craft Day Dec 2, Sat at 11am-12:30-Need craft ideas . . . and volunteers *

Jan/Feb

 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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning Gilding with Wayne Hajos and Colette Kalvesmaki

August 25th, 2016 by

20160831_122756Join us for 4 hours of instruction learning the various types of gilding used in Iconography and other contexts.

Saturday October 28th, 2017, 10-1pm

Cost: $130.00

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

notebook

Maronite board-provided

pencil

water bowl

palette-provided

bole-provided

gold-size-provided

oil/varnish, shellac-provided

stylis-provided

burnishers-provided

wax-paper-provided

q-tips, cotton ball –provided

pigments-provided

beer-glue-provided

shell-gold-provided

Drawing icons 101: for the Young-in two locations

May 18th, 2017 by

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

or

Aug  8-11 in Leesburg (Trinity House Cafe)

Time: 10am-12pm

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

 

Iconography Private Lessons, Commissions, Intensive Courses and Open Saturdays!

January 17th, 2015 by

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

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

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 Studio

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.

 

Commissions

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