Byzantine Icon Painting
Discover the fundamentals of Byzantine icon painting. Learn the art and language of iconography as you are led step by step through the process of making a simple and beautiful icon of an angel or saint. Along with icon history, color symbolism, and basic theology of the icon, we will practice studio exercises on the specific painting techniques and approach for using traditional egg tempera and mineral pigments on a gessoed panel.
No class February 21.
Keri Wiederspahn is an artist, teacher and iconographer. After receiving her BFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Keri founded the Creative Hands Art Studio and Atelier Gallery in Madison, NJ, providing both a gallery for emerging artists and innovative fine arts training to over 2,000 children and teens annually for fifteen years. She more recently has pursued Christian Russian-Byzantine iconography, studying for a decade under the late renowned Russian iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky. Her icons, created through Iconeye Studio, have been exhibited in galleries, churches, and museums throughout New England and in private collections internationally. She is currently working with master iconographer George Kordis on the new International Centre of Contemporary Iconography in Athens, Greece. For more information about Keri, visit her website: www.iconeyestudio.com