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Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School Sun 09 Dec - Sat 15 Dec

  • Arts

Over the course of  six days participants will be introduced to the contemplative practice of icon writing using the liquid egg tempera technique. The practice of crafting an icon will be enhanced by the study of the theological world view which has formed the art. Thus, the symbolic meaning of the iconic forms, the materials, and the steps of the process will be considered.

Through producing their own icon of Archangel Michael participants will encounter the world of spiritual beauty encapsulated by icons. 

This introduction to liquid egg tempera techniques will also enhance existing artistic skills.

No experience necessaryThe course is open to all levels of experience, and it is helpful for the tutor to know if you have worked with the Prosopon School approach before, so let us know if this is the case when you book. (You can use the "Music courses" box on the booking enquiry form here)

Arrival Sunday 10 December 4-6pm; course begins with supper at 6.30pm. Course ends on Saturday 16 December  with afternoon tea at 4pm.

Fully inclusive residential  single £730; Early bird before 31 July £700

Fully inclusive residential shared £610 (per person); Early bird 31 July £580

Non-residential (includes refreshments, suppers and lunches) £490; Early bird 31 July £460

Please note: All meals are vegetarian or fish on this course, as is the custom in this work.

Materials included

Nikita Andreyev is an iconographer-instructor who has learned his craft through a lifetime immersion. For years he apprenticed to his father, Vladislav Andreyev; complimenting this experience with postgraduate theological studies in Paris and the United States.

As a member of the faculty team of the Prosopon School, Nikita has contributed to the development of unique teaching methods. The resulting workshop experience enables participants to create and grow through their icon making, developing spiritually through each icon. Since its founding in the 1980s, the School has rediscovered lost techniques of the ancient art of liquid egg tempera  and has helped ignite a renewed interest in icons across the USA and the western world. 

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