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Icon Painting Workshop
July 15-20, 2024           

St Augustine's Antiochian Orthodox Church

Join us on this six-day intensive course where we will captivate you in the art of the Byzantium painting technique. During the course we'll write (paint) the icon of Virgin Mary holding child Jesus.
Besides Christ, no other subject has been more depicted than Mary, the Theotokos (Greek for “Mother of God”, literally “God-Bearer”).
This  “Virgin Mary” icon will come alive before you as the visiting master iconographer and expert instructor, Theodoros Papadopoulos, guides you, step by step, through the ancient techniques of Byzantine Iconography.
Let us journey together, discovering anew, this traditional artistic expression of theology and spirituality, often called the "meeting place of the Divine". Whether you are absolute beginner or an advanced artist, this workshop offers an opportunity to learn or refine your techniques in this sacred art.
The techniques of painting will be taught in a clear and concrete way enabling the students to follow the instructor for an outcome of a beautiful icon.
The course focuses on the art of egg tempera painting. Our goal is for students to understand and learn the artistic practices as well as the philosophy of Orthodox Iconography. The coursework is divided into individual steps; the instructor explains the principles and then demonstrates each phase in detail, answering all questions. Through the process of demonstrations the stages as well the whole method of painting an icon will be presented.  The students will then put into practice these skills under the guidance of the instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos.
From the very beginning to the completion of the course, every student will work on his or her painting with assistance by the instructor.
The size of the icon is 13.50X10 inches.
The schedule.
The schedule of courses runs daily from 9:00 until 16:30.
Nevertheless, there is a possibility, if needed and depending on the progress of the courses, to extend the schedule by one hour every day throughout the workshop and finish each day at 17:30.
Therefore, please arrange your schedule so that if necessary to be able to stay until 17:30.
Theodoros Papadopoulos.
Click here to watch a short video about Theodore Papadopoulos's Icon Painting workshops.
St Augustine's Antiochian Orthodox Church
55 W 3rd Avenue
Denver CO 80223
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Course fee: $780. The price includes all materials including boards, pigments, color pictures, etc.
Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to secure your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The remaining balance is due upon arrival on July 15, 2024.
Important notice:
As soon as you make the payment using the button below, please send to the instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos your contact information (email, name and phone number), in order to confirm your registration.
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