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 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 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 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.
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)
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