Learn to Paint Icons in New Jersey

Icon Painting Class Pittstown NJ .:. Learn to Paint Icons

Learn to Paint Icons in New Jersey
Learn to Paint Icons in New Jersey

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
  • Gilding
  • 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

Iconography classes in Pittstown, NJ – Icon painting class

One Reply to “Learn to Paint Icons in New Jersey”

  1. Susan Roherty

    When I saw the above photo of all the young women displaying their Icons, I thought “They must be so proud.” Then I noticed their expressions were not at all a prideful nature, but of peace and they they looked filled with joy! A huge smile erupted from me as I sat alone looking at the photo. I said out loud, “How awesome is that!” And I too felt full of joy! What a blessing to teach Sacred Art and thank you for sharing that photo!

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