Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
This 2 day workshop is open to all adults – no experience required.
In recent years, interest in traditional icon painting has undergone a global revival. No longer the preserve of Orthodox monks in monasteries, the process of creating sacred images can now be approached as mindfulness practice, informed by historic iconography and using ancient techniques.
This intensive weekend workshop will introduce you to each stage of this fascinating process, using traditional methods and materials to create your own version of an archetypal Byzantine or Russian icon. By the end of the course, you will have a working knowledge of natural pigments, learnt how to use imitation gold leaf, attained foundational painting skills in egg tempera and understand the art historical significance of the image. All specialist materials and resources will be provided.
Please note, parts of this painting process involve close, detailed work, which can be challenging.