Experience the unique spiritual world of the Byzantine Era through icon painting.
Icon Painting Workshop
August 27- September 3, 2014
Fort Worth, Texas
During this intensive 7-day course we will concentrate on the traditional painting techniques of Byzantium. The subject of the icon that students will paint is “Mother of God”.
Our goal is for students to understand and learn the artistic practices as well as the philosophy of Orthodox Iconography. Through the process of demonstrations the stages as well the whole method of painting an icon will be presented. The students will then put into practice these skills under the guidance of the instructor Theodore Papadopoulos.
The techniques of painting will be taught in a clear and concrete way enabling the students to easily apply what they have learnt once the workshop is completed. Great emphasis is placed on the student acquiring “hands-on”experience, in order to be able to comprehend and put into practice the techniques Byzantine icon painting requires.
This workshop offers students of all levels, from the beginner to the professional, an opportunity to learn and refine their techniques in the sacred art of Byzantine iconography.
The price includes the materials which will be used by the students, (brushes,pigments,boards).
A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The balance is due on Aug. 27, 2014.
Location: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Worth, Texas.
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About the Instructor
Theodoros Papadopoulos was born, raised and presently lives in Larissa, Greece. His artistic studies began when he studied drawing at a local workshop in 1987. His fascination with iconography began when he visited Athos, The Holy Mountain.
His studies compelled him to return to Mt. Athos in order to perfect his technique and understanding in painting Byzantine icons and murals. Studying in Athens also facilitated his artistic progress in this field.
He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts in Greece and the Greek Iconographers Association.
His commissions range from individuals personal icons to painting religious murals in churches in his homeland as well as abroad.
For over 20 years of professional work in iconography, his uncompromising principle is to present work of the highest quality.
For more information visit Theodoros Papadopoulos’ web site.