Icon Painting Class Pittstown NJ .:. Learn to Paint Icons
Iconographer and sacred artist Vas Avramidis is now offering classes in icon painting in rural New Jersey. Classes will cover the painting of an icon in the Byzantine and Russian styles from start to finish. Students will not only learn how to paint an icon, but will learn the significance, symbolism, and theology of each stage in the icon painting process.
The icon painting class meets in Pittstown, NJ in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Icon teacher Vas Avramidis allows for a maximum of three students per class in order to keep the instruction personal and be able to offer each student the attention they deserve.
The icon painting class will cover:
- Selecting a prototype and making a drawing
- Transferring drawing to the board
- Egg-tempera medium preparation (or Acrylic preparation when applicable)
- Grinding natural pigments to make paint
- Applying basecoat color (roskrish)
- Highlighting the icon
- Applying finishing details to the icon
- Calligraphic inscriptions
- Applying assiste and gold leaf
- Varnishing of the icon
Advanced icon painting students will delve deeper into color theory, composition, creating antimony, and more.
Icon Painting Course fee: $245 per month
Entitles the student to two hours of instruction per week.
Classes meet in Pittstown, NJ
Discounts are available for groups, and for prepayment.
Call to inquire: 908-304-5541