A combined history and practical workshop where students will make their own icon. All materials ($30) included within the course fee.
This icon workshop will introduce the ancient art of iconography. We will explore some of the history surrounding the use of icons. You will create your own icon drawing inspiration from traditional icon making techniques. The workshop will cover the preparation of a wooden panel (your surface for the workshop will be given to you ready to go), painting, symbolism and using gilding paint to create a gilded effect. We will integrate making with plenty of discussion. By the end of the weekend, you'll take home your own icon.
Bring your lunch each day. We'll provide tea and coffee in the staff room for breaks. All materials are included within this course fee.
Anyone eager to learn how to make an icon and understand some of the rich history informing iconography. Suitable for both those new to art and those with some experience looking to explore a new art form.
The intention of the icon is to usher the viewer into a place of reverence and contemplation. Contemporary culture often sabotages and challenges this space for consideration. I have been exploring the significance of icons through my own icon practice and have produced many icons based on ancient icon painting techniques.
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I'm so delighted with this course. The potted history was fascinating and informative. Libby is just so knowledgeable about this subject. Then making the icons: for someone with no art training like me, I had some worries about the practical part of the course. But Libby was so encouraging and helpful. Her practical steps to creating the icon were clear and easy to understand. What a great teacher! HC 2019
Term Time: Monday - Wednesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
School Holidays: When courses are running the office is open 9:00am - 4:00pm