Los Alamos Hosts Icon Painting Workshop June 11-16

Icon paintings at St.Job of Pochaiv Church. The church will host a icon painting workshop June 11-16. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

An icon painting workshop in Byzantine-Russian tradition will be held June 11-16 in Los Alamos.

The Prosopon School of Iconology, founded in 1979 by Vladislav Andrejev, introduces students to the practice and theory of the ancient Christian art of icon-writing.

In the intensive, “hands-on” workshop each participant will paint an icon using traditional techniques and materials. The workshop is accessible to those with no art training or background as well as previous students of iconography, artists, and persons with art training, according to workshop coordinator Elizabeth Bezzerides.

Instruction will be personalized as needed and everyone should be able to take their completed icon at the end of the Workshop. Beginning students will work on the icon of Archangel Michael.

Advanced students will be able to work on the Resurrection Icon shown here.  Students are introduced to iconology, which is both the practical and the theoretical part of the iconography. Explanations of iconic symbolism, and theological/philosophical bases of each step of the process are presented parallel to the technical instruction.

Generally tuition for a class of this depth and intensity can cost upwards of $800.

The tuition for this class is $675 owing to support and underwriting by Saint Job Orthodox Church in Los Alamos where the workshop will be held. Space for the workshop is limited.

Any one interested may contact Bezzerides at 505.660.9113 or ebezzerides@gmail.com.

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