Icon Painting Workshop
August 5-10, 2024               
Toronto, Canada

St Kosmas Aitolos Greek 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 34X25 cm.,  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 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.
Theodoros Papadopoulos.
Click here to watch a short video about Theodoros Papadopoulos's Icon Painting workshops.
St Kosmas Aitolos Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 2817 St Clair Ave E, East York, ON M4B 1N3,Toronto, Canada.
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Course fee: $700 USD. 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.
No registration deposit is required to register.
A non-refundable registration deposit of $250 USD will be  paid by credit card by the end of April.
If you want to register, contact Theodoros Papadopoulos at  theodoreicons@gmail.com

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