A week introducing students to the living tradition of Christian icon-painting in egg tempera.
Following traditional techniques and working from a portrait-icon of their own choice, students will prepare a panel, practise drawing the forms with a brush, and learn how to build up translucent layers of the egg tempera medium to create luminous colours for both the face and the areas of clothing. As well as these practical techniques, the course will cover the visual language, symbolism and spiritual meaning of icons as ‘sacred portraits’. No previous experience of icon-painting is required, but some previous experience of drawing will be helpful.This Summer School will be taught at our St James Campus.
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