I can tutor groups up to 16 people worldwide.
I can offer workshops for beginners and advanced students. Mixed groups are ideal as participants have a chance to learn from each other. This creates a perfect environment for learning.
I`m open to most locations worldwide.
If you have a group of people up to 16 and would like to learn please contact me and we will talk about details.
An example of a workshop.
Workshop for beginners
Icon of Christ Pantocrator, Virgin Mary.
1. Short introduction to history and styles of icon.
2.Practical introduction to drawing. Differences in between icon and portrait.
3.Drawing, designing your icon.
4.Introduction to egg tempera. Theory and exercises.
5.Transferring the design onto a wooded board. Boards will be especially made for icon.
6. Creating your icon with my guidance according to traditional techniques.
7. Especially focusing on skin tones and facial features. Working with thin layers. Dry brush.
Spirituality of the process would an important part of workshop. I will introduce orthodox music and tradition.
At the moment I lead workshops
in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh School of Icon Painting
Birmingham, once a year at the Quaker Study Centre, Woodbrook,
Dalmally, Scotland, once a year at Craig's Lodge,
London, All Saints Fullham and have more to come.
Below you can see beginners work from the workshop in London at All Saint Fullham Church.
First two icons are of early stages of work. Last photo shows almost finished icon.
All participants made free hand drawings.