Ongoing events at the Center for Byzantine Material Arts

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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Icon Gallery Currently Available–

March 31st, 2015 by

 

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

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and

 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 .

PH:703 737-3721

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.

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Icon/Art Supplies: boards, pigments, brushes and more. . . .

February 24th, 2016 by

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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!