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Egg Tempera Color Mixing 101

September 22-25, 2020 is the online icon painting class for my icon school that focuses on value, tone, and color mixing in egg tempera icon painting. I call it a school because each class is carefully structured to teach a specific aspect of icon painting in egg tempera. In addition to painting the icon of a particular saint, each class demonstrates a technique or method of icon writing that helps students to sharpen and develop their skills.

In the September zoom class, we will be painting the Archangel Raphael, patron saint of doctors, nurses, medical workers and travelers. This Icon school teaches classical concepts of Byzantine icon writing using egg tempera and gold leaf gilding. Each student receives a material list upon registration to help them with obtaining the necessary pigments, icon boards etc. Click Here to Register for the September Class. Tuition $125.


September Icon Class


Each class is designed to foster a serious approach to the spiritual discipline of icon writing. I’ve been teaching for for more than fifteen years in churches and art centers like Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM,, Mt. Calvary Monastery, Santa Barbara, CA, and Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany, New York. I also hold a Masters Degree in Art Therapy which helps me to design workshops, retreats, and classes. It is a joy to pass on the gift of icon writing to so many people.

More Online Icon Classes

November 11-14, 2020, online through Zoom.

We will paint an Icon of the Blessed Mother and Child. This class focuses on teaching the proplasmos method of painting icons in egg tempera. Students will learn the difference between different icon painting methods as well as improving their painting skills. Tuition $125.00

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January 19-22, 2021 Online through Zoom

We will paint the Holy Face of Christ in this class while also using the Membrane painting method. Additionally, we are studying the proportions of the face and the Byzantine method of facial proportions. Tuition $125.00

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