Icon Painting Workshop
May 20-26, 2020               
Vancouver, Canada

The Unitarian Church of Vancouver

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”.
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 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.
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 18:00.
Sunday May 24th, is a day off for the students.
Theodoros Papadopoulos.
Click here to watch a short video about Theodoros Papadopoulos's Icon Painting workshops.
The Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2T1
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Course fee: $920 (CAD). The price includes all materials including boards, pigments, brushes, etc.
Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The remaining balance is due upon arrival on May 20, 2020.
If you are interested in signing up, please make the deposit of $300 using the button below.

If you prefer to pay by check, rather than using the online payment, please contact Mrs Kaye McMahon at:
email:  krmail@telus.net
Phone:  604-536-7466
If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact the instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos at,

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