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

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.

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