Sacred Geometry and Perspective
Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY
July 21-24 2020 Tuesday Evening – Friday Lunch
Because Sacred Geometry and Perspective are the foundation of good compositions in Icons, this is an essential class in training Iconographers. In this class you will learn the method of planning and drawing using Sacred Geometry. As a result, your future Icons will improve in strength and composition. We are covering this material in a new way- come and see how it can improve your Icons!
Since the ancient Greeks understood the principles of harmony and beauty in design we bring these concepts forward in this class. Through the development of the Icon from the early centuries of Christianity to the Byzantine period, the gradual adoption of these early Greek principles results in a beautiful symbolic language of iconography.
There are slide presentations as well as hands on drawing and painting with egg tempera. We are painting an icon of the Face of Christ in this class.
Essential Training for Iconographers
Sacred Geometry and Perspective teaches a method for understanding spatial relationships of images and colors within the Icon. This teaching is an essential part of an Iconographer’s training. We are painting an Icon of the Face of Christ, or Mary, Mother of God using egg tempera with gold leaf gilding. Special emphasis is placed on the iconographic perspectives for drawing faces in icons.
Cost $665 includes materials, meals and stay in guesthouse.