This workshop is fully booked and there are no places available.

Icon Painting Workshop         
October 2-8
Knock, Ireland

Alexian Brothers Monastery

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 Archangel Michael.
This  “Archangel Michael ” 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 absolutely beginner or an advanced artist, this workshop offers an opportunity to learn and refine your techniques in this sacred art.
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.
The techniques of painting will be taught in a clear and concrete way enabling the students to easily apply these techniques. 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 34X25 cm.
Click here to view a photo gallery of the latest course I taught at the Alexian Brothers monastery.
The schedule.
The schedule of courses runs daily from 9 am until 16:30.
Nevertheless, there is a possibility, if needed and depending on the progress of the courses, to extend the schedule by one and a half hours every day throughout the workshop and finish each day at 18:00.
Therefore, please arrange your schedule so that if necessary to be able to stay until 18:00.
Sunday October 6th is a day off for the students, however depending on the progress of the course we may work a few hours on Sunday if needed.
Instructor
Theodoros Papadopoulos.
Click here to watch a short video about Theodoros Papadopoulos's Icon Painting workshops.
Location
Alexian Brothers Monastery
Churchfield
Knock
Co. Mayo
Eircode: F12 PK73
Click here for Map & Directions.
Course fee: 450. The price includes all materials including boards, pigments, brushes, etc.
Registration
Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of 180 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The remaining balance is due upon arrival on October 2, 2019.

Accommodations.
Accommodations are plentiful in the area.
The Alexian brothers also have excellent accommodations.
The price for rooms full board is €40 and for apartments full board €45.
Both prices include full meals, (breakfast, lunch and evening meal).
For room reservations, contact Brother Dermot at: stalexius@eircom.net
or call the guest masters the Alexian brothers on 00353 94937 6996
The best time to call is 10-12.30 daily.

If you have any question about the course, please contact the instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos at: theodoreicons@gmail.com

 

The water gilding workshop is fully booked and there are no places available.

Water Gilding Workshop                
September 30 - October 1, 2019
Knock, Ireland

Alexian Brothers Monastery

This is a separate optional two-day gilding workshop.  Water gilding is a traditional and highly skilled technique used for the gilding of icons. During this workshop students will learn all the stages of water gilding technique using 23 carat gold leaf. Beginning with the preparation of the board which is done by applying linen then covering with many layers of gesso. The last stage of the process is applying the clay bole and finally burnishing the gold with an agate stone which results in gold that is smooth and shines like a mirror, obtaining a brilliant and very impressive effect.
Those students who participate in the water gilding workshop will practice the water gilding on the halo of the Archangel Michael icon, which is the icon that will be completed in the icon painting workshop immediately following the water gilding workshop.
Each student will practice the water gilding with any needed assistance given by the instructor, Theodoros Papadopoulos.
Course space for the water gilding workshop is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
Instructor: Theodoros Papadopoulos
Location
Alexian Brothers Monastery
Churchfield
Knock
Co. Mayo
Eircode: F12 PK73
Click here for Map & Directions.
Course fee: 250. The price includes all materials that will be used by the students.
Students participating in both icon painting (
October 2-8 ) and water gilding workshop will pay only 190 for the gilding workshop.
Registration
Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.

A non-refundable deposit of €80 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The remaining balance is due upon arrival on September 30, 2019.

Accommodations.
Accommodations are plentiful in the area.The Alexian brothers also have excellent accommodations.
The price for rooms full board is €40 and for apartments full board €45.
Both prices include full meals, (breakfast, lunch and evening meal).
For room reservations, contact Brother Dermot at: stalexius@eircom.net
or call the guest masters the Alexian brothers on 00353 94937 6996
The best time to call is 10-12.30 daily.

If you have any question about the course, please contact the instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos at: theodoreicons@gmail.com

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