Join us to learn an assortment of amazing painting techniques in acrylic and handmade egg tempera. You’ll develop good working skills and habits, from sketching and planning ideas to trying unique brushwork, understanding composition, using inventive color mixing, and making your own paint. Each student will work on a multi-week project on stretched canvas using creative underpainting as well as glazing and brushwork techniques.
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 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 Dr. George Kordis on Writing the Light, a new program of contemporary iconography painting in Athens, Greece and in the US. For more information about Keri, visit her website.