Learning from Byzantium
Led By: Christine Hales
May 11- May 13, 2018
Beginners and advanced welcome. If you’ve taken class with Christine before and wish to do a different Icon, after registration, email her with your ideas and a photo of what you would like to write. Otherwise, Basic concepts of Icon writing, history and methods of painting will be demonstrated. We will also have meditation and prayers on Mary as this is Mother’s Day Weekend and we will do a Mary Icon together. Icons have played an important role in healing and bringing forth peace to nations, and there are many examples of Icons in Belarus, and Eastern Europe that are attributed to healing miracles, often these are Mary Icons. Fee includes Icon Materials, meals and overnight accommodations.
You do not have to be an artist to write Icons! Christine Hales will guide you step by step through each stage of the process, providing demonstrations and lectures that will help you create your own Icon. Icon materials are provided by the instructor and we can join in with the monastic cycle of daily prayer and Eucharist as part of the Icon writing process!
Christine Hales is a well-loved teacher and iconographer whose icon commissions are at St. Vincent’s Church in Albany, the Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, NE and many private collections. She has taught icon-writing workshops for over ten years, and her style of icon writing is both contemporary and honors the ancient traditions of iconography. For more information, visit newchristianicons.com.