Saturday 17 August, 2019
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Suitable for: All levels
This workshop is designed for people with different to non artistic experience. Either you are looking for a new inspiration in your artistic practise, or you would like to introduce new technique/style to your work or you would like to start being more creative. Maybe you are looking for quiet, meditative practice. This workshop is for you.
It is a lot about providing quiet space of stillness and a chance to work with your hands and switch of your mind.
No previews experience is required. Participants will be supported individually in developing their art work.
You are welcome to work on a design that you bring with you to the workshop.
Please visit my website for some examples of contemporary icon painting.
Participants will be guided through initial stages of the process of creating an icon. With short introduction to tradition of iconography. Students will explore the technique off egg tempera. Learn to make egg yolk binding medium and mix paints using dry pigments.
All paintings will be created on mdf panels covered with thin layers of gesso. Panels will be provided.
Students who decide to book only one weekend will learn basic principle of the technique.
Preparation of egg yolk binding medium.
How face futures are built in iconography, eyes, nose and lips.
Russian method brush work and thin layering to achieve smooth surface
Dry brush work; using dry on dry method
Unique method of building shapes with light where the image emerges from darkness.
Gold gilding for those interested.
LocationEdinburgh School of Icon Painting
St. Margaret’s House
151 London Road