Dates: Monday, September 8 - Saturday September 13, 2014
Meeting daily, Monday through Saturday, 9am - 4pm, except Monday we meet at 8:30 to complete registration.
Place: St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, Stafford, VA 22555
(Not mailing address) 60 Clifton Chapel Lane, Stafford, VA 22555
Further information and driving directions: www.sthermanorthodox.org
Fr. Mefodii, instructor, 434-589-8530, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mat. Joanna Laymon, class coordinator, email@example.com
The traditional Byzantine-Russian icon-writing method of the Prosopon School of Iconology, founded by Vladislav Andreyev, is a revival of the 15th-16th century iconography style of Andre Rublev. The Prosopon School empasizes the spiritual aspects of the twenty-one step process of writing the icon.
To view their icons see: www.prosoponschool.org
Students will create icons using ancient techniques of painting and floating with egg tampera, with natural materials: carved wooded boards, pure gold leaf, and finely ground clay and mineral pigments mixed with egg yolk. Fr. Mefodii will emphasize the underlying theology of the con, both the one upon which we work and the Image (Icon) of God in us.
Previous "artistic" experience is not necessary since icon writing is as much a contemplative form of prayer as an ascetic discipline. The workshop will consist of six full-day sessions during which each student will complete an icon. Students will receive step-by-step instructions and all necessary materials to paint/write the icon of Archangel Michael. Students who have attended previous workshops will be assigned an icon appropriate to their experience or they can contact Fr. Mefodii in advance to discuss options.
Instructor: Father Mefodii, Master Iconographer and student of Vladislav Andreyev since 1991; appointed instructor in 2006; promoted to Master Iconographer 2008; has conducted workshops throughout the US and in England. He is an Orthodox priest-monk (Hieromonk) of the kete of St. Maximos the Confessor in Palmyra, VA and offers classes there.
Total Cost: To be announced. The non-refundable deposit of $100 (to be included in the total cost) is required no later than 1 September, 2013 but please register early to reserve your place! Mail check, payable to the Skete of St. Maximos, to Jo Anne Laymon, (email her for the address). As the date of the workshop approaches we will know the exact total amount as it depends on Father's accommodations.
Students are responsible for their own meals and lodging, located nearby.