Beginning Gilding with 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.  This is a delightful class where we learn on a simple board the various methods of gilding: oil, water, beer glue and shell gold.

Date change!

Saturday November 11th 2017, 10-1pm

Cost: $140.00

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

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

May 5th, 2017 by

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.

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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 – paraskeve@gmail.com

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.

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

May 5th, 2017 by

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 paraskeve@gmail.com or call 301 977 7297 or 301 977 7297.

 

2017 Programs Through December

May 10th, 2017 by

 

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

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

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

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

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:

 

 

 

 

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