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Kitchener Icon Class: Level 2

January 24th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


In this advanced iconography class, Symeon will teach 8-12 participants  more about the traditional materials and methods of making an Orthodox icon. In the Level 2 class the focus expands from the icon’s face to a full portrait figure as the steps of making an icon are reviewed. Students will be also be provided with additional experience in grinding pigments and making egg tempera paint. This twelve week class is intended for those who have previously completed the Level 1 class with Symeon.

During this class, each participant will work more independently to:

  • understand and see from an iconographic perspective,
  • draw a full portrait icon,
  • prepare pigments from both the earth and commercial sources,
  • make egg tempera paint and apply it,
  • practice different painting effects in the icon,
  • practice oil gilding with gold leaf,
  • finish the icon with name and text.

The workshop includes all materials needed such as a gessoed panel, pigments, and gold-leaf. All tools needed to complete the icon will be provided for the duration of the class. By the end of our time together, each participant will have made a small icon of Saint Mary to take home.

St. Mary and Maurice’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kitchener.

We will meet from Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 until Wednesday April 18th, 2018 (with the exception of April 4th) 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 workshop is $350 per person. The fee for this workshop can be paid in person by cash or cheque, or electronically via Paypal. If some special arrangement is necessary regarding the payment of the workshop fee, please add a note about this in the form below and Symeon will follow up.

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January 24th, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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St. Mary and Maurice’s Coptic Orthodox Church
388 Ottawa Street South
Kitchener, Ontario N2M 3P4 Canada
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