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Kitchener Icon Class: Level 1

January 22nd, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


In this beginner iconography class, Symeon will coach 8-12 participants over 12 weeks in making an Orthodox icon using traditional methods and materials. The Level 1 class provides the experience of making an icon by using the prototype of Christ the Pantocrator created by Symeon for this purpose. It is intended for those who have not previously had iconographic instruction.

In the class, we will learn to:

  • create a drawing without tracing,
  • make paint from pigment and binder,
  • paint with egg tempera paint,
  • oil gild with gold leaf, and
  • name the icon to complete it.
St. Mary and Maurice’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kitchener.

This class includes all the materials needed for completing an icon, including a gessoed panel, pigments, and gold-leaf. All tools needed to complete the work will be provided for the duration of the class. By the end of the twelve weeks, each participant will have made their own small icon of Christ the Pantocrator to take home.

We will begin on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 and meet weekly until Monday April 16th, 2018 (with the exception of April 2nd) at St. Mary and Maurice’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kitchener, Ontario. Doors will open each evening at 6:30pm, and classes will run from 7:00pm until 9:30pm. Missed classes will require the arrangement of a private lesson from Symeon, with an additional fee.

The cost for the full icon class is $350 per person. Payment can be made in cash, by cheque, or electronically via an eTransfer. If some special arrangement is necessary regarding payment, please add a note about this in the form below and Symeon will follow up.

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January 22nd, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


St. Mary and Maurice’s Coptic Orthodox Church
388 Ottawa Street South
Kitchener, Ontario N2M 3P4 Canada
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