Icon Writing with Christine Hales

Thursdays
March 20, 2014 to May 29, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Instructor: Christine S. Hales Member:315.00 | Non-Member:350.00 | Materials Fee: 65. Enrollment Max: 12

Learn to gild and paint in the ancient Byzantine tradition using egg tempera, rare natural pigments, and 23 ct gold leaf on a specially prepared wooden panel using the image of Saint Michael the Archangel, or one of your own choosing. In ten classes, taught by Master iconographer, Christine Hales, you will complete an icon of your own which will last for centuries, while learning the history and theology of the icon, and viewing work by modern international iconographers. The steps of transferring a drawing and using the yolk of an egg to paint in layers are demonstrated and individual attention is given to each student. Materials will be supplied. All levels welcome! Christine Hales icons can be found in Albany area churches, as well as private collections both nationally and internationally. NO CLASS 4/17.