May 5th, 2017 by email@example.com
June 12th, 2017 by firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or call 301 977 7297 or 301 977 7297.
See you soon!
May 10th, 2017 by firstname.lastname@example.org
We are holding our first crowd-funding campaign to meet some of our goals before the end of the year. If you’d like to learn more and contribute please visit;
Tell your friends and church!
Visit our gallery of icons
Lecture Series from Scholars all around the globe
Intensive Icon Courses
Karen’s Drawing Course
May 18th, 2017 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!!
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