ONLINE. Icon Painting Course - Beginners. With live demonstrations.

(5 customer reviews)

£280

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This is a step-by-step Icon Painting workshop.

Suitable for beginners or for those who would like to be guided step by step to make sure that they know the process of creating an icon. Or refresh their experience.

You will be working on the image of Mother of God. You can see it in the cover photo for the event.
Author
Basia Mindewicz
Basia will be encouraging you to do it creatively but you are also welcome to repeat steps exactly as she demonstrates.

The course will include demonstrations of every stage of creating an icon.

9 Weeks
29 August – 5 November

2021
Sundays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm the UK Time

On Zoom. Recordings will be available if you can’t attend in person.

9 Weeks
16 January – 13 March

2022
Sundays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm the UK Time

On Zoom. Recordings will be available if you can’t attend in person.

This is a step-by-step Icon Painting workshop.
Suitable for beginners or for those who would like to be guided step by step to make sure that they know the process of creating an icon. Or refresh their experience.

You will be working on the image of Mother of God. You can see it in the cover photo for the event.
Author
Basia Mindewicz
Basia will guide you in the way that you will be able to introduce your ideas into the image.

The course will include demonstrations of every stage of creating an icon.

Students will be guided to complete their icons in a traditional Russian method but also encouraged to look for their own voice.

In the demonstrations, Basia will try to include her own personal style.

Stages of work include:

  • Transfering the image onto tracing paper. We will use tracing paper not only to transfer the design but also to learn and explore the shape and the line.
  • Transferring finished drawings onto a panel covered with layers of gesso.
  • Redrawing with paint. At this stage, students will start learning how to make paints using egg yolk and dry pigments.
  • Once all surfaces are covered with enough layers of ground we can start building shapes using lights. In icon painting, we don’t build shapes with shadows.
  • Gilding – we will be working for real gold leaf. You will be guided step by step in this process to learn the traditional method of gilding. We will be working with oil gilding.
  • Applying final lights and highlights. Finishing.
  • It is recommended to wait at least a few weeks before varnishing the finished icon painted in egg tempera. Guidance and demonstration will be provided.

Materials needed for the Course:

You don’t need all materials for your first session. It will be an introduction. Please contact us if you want to sign up but not sure if you manage to get all materials before the start of the course.


You can also now pre-order our Starter Set. It will cover the most important materials. Have a look here 

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY GUIDANCE WITH GETTING YOUR MATERIALS. WE CAN RECOMMEND DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE BASED.

Some materials are very specific so we found where you can buy those in the USA for those who are based there and want to join one of our classes or workshops.

You can buy this set

https://www.naturalpigments.com/koo-schadler-workshop-sets.html

Gold leaf here

http://www.sinopia.com/Best-Quality-Gold-23-Karat-Transfer-Patent-Leaf

Shellac. The smallest container here.

https://easyleafproducts.nnigroup.com/product/shellac-amber-liquid/

Oli Gold Size here. The smallest container. If you find even smaller get this. We only use very small amounts of the size.

https://www.naturalpigments.com/mixtion-oil-size.html

About your teacher


Basia Mindewicz

born in 1978 in Warsaw, is an icon painter and contemporary artist. She was trained in Poland in the College dedicated to iconography. Studying ancient techniques of egg tempera and gold gilding. For many years she has been mainly working in a very traditional style learning the language of the icon. When she came to Edinburgh she started exploring other ‘’languages’’ searching for more personal and contemporary ways of depicting similar reality. Her development as an artist is a process of uncovering a truth about who we are as human beings and what we need to become whole. Icon painting as a spiritual practice grows in silence and stillness.

Graduated from The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, MA and College of Iconography (Policealne Studium Ikonograficzne) in Bielsk Podlaski in 2008.
She has been working for major icon-painting workshops in Poland. Organized many private workshops and residential courses.

Workshops in Poland:
Droga Ikony (The way of Icon) http://www.drogaikony.org.pl/
Studium Chrzescijanskiego Wschodu (School of Eastern Christianity)
Founder of Edinburgh School of Icon Painting.

Watch Live Videos with a demonstration of the process here.
https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghSchoolOfIconPainting/live_videos/?ref=page_internal

Date

29.08.2021, 16.01.2022

5 reviews for ONLINE. Icon Painting Course – Beginners. With live demonstrations.

  1. Tamas Sajtos (verified owner)

    The course and how it’s built up is absolutely fantastic. Basia leading us step by step and reviewing our progress. I had some issues getting all the materials but I received alternative solutions to be ready for the starting. During the lessons I was struggling with one of the painting techniques and again, Basia helped me to fix and to learn how to make the Icon better and nice. I highly recommend the course and Basia because she is a really good teacher. 

  2. John Belstead (verified owner)

    As a non-artist I have loved the carefully explained step by step process with demonstration of techniques. To my surprise, doing it on Zoom, I have enjoyed the challenge and peace of listening to the music whilst painting and watching Basia paint.

  3. Maria (verified owner)

    I would recommend the course to anyone with an interest in icon painting. As a complete beginner I am pleasantly surprised at the fantastic achievements in such a short amount of time. The step-by-step pace gives plenty of time to work around individual needs whilst getting support along the way. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions and Basia is incredibly accommodating. I’m loving it!

  4. Hermione Walker (verified owner)

    I am really enjoying this course! The sessions are structured and presented very professionally enabling me to understand and follow each stage. Basia is very supportive and has provided advice by email to help me progress, fix any mistakes and obtain suitable materials. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to learn the techniques of this beautiful tradition directly from an expert!

  5. Kim Atherton (verified owner)

    I have enrolled on the online course and have never done anything like icon painting before. Basia is an excellent teacher – very patient and she makes it all seem possible. She teaches very clearly and gave me a lot of help accessing materials and giving advice. I highly recommend her courses and I will hopefully be enrolling on more!

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Product description

9 Weeks
29 August – 5 November

2021
Sundays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm the UK Time

On Zoom. Recordings will be available if you can’t attend in person.

9 Weeks
16 January – 13 March

2022
Sundays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm the UK Time

On Zoom. Recordings will be available if you can’t attend in person.

This is a step-by-step Icon Painting workshop.
Suitable for beginners or for those who would like to be guided step by step to make sure that they know the process of creating an icon. Or refresh their experience.

You will be working on the image of Mother of God. You can see it in the cover photo for the event.
Author
Basia Mindewicz
Basia will guide you in the way that you will be able to introduce your ideas into the image.

The course will include demonstrations of every stage of creating an icon.

Students will be guided to complete their icons in a traditional Russian method but also encouraged to look for their own voice.

In the demonstrations, Basia will try to include her own personal style.

Stages of work include:

  • Transfering the image onto tracing paper. We will use tracing paper not only to transfer the design but also to learn and explore the shape and the line.
  • Transferring finished drawings onto a panel covered with layers of gesso.
  • Redrawing with paint. At this stage, students will start learning how to make paints using egg yolk and dry pigments.
  • Once all surfaces are covered with enough layers of ground we can start building shapes using lights. In icon painting, we don’t build shapes with shadows.
  • Gilding – we will be working for real gold leaf. You will be guided step by step in this process to learn the traditional method of gilding. We will be working with oil gilding.
  • Applying final lights and highlights. Finishing.
  • It is recommended to wait at least a few weeks before varnishing the finished icon painted in egg tempera. Guidance and demonstration will be provided.

Materials needed for the Course:

You don’t need all materials for your first session. It will be an introduction. Please contact us if you want to sign up but not sure if you manage to get all materials before the start of the course.


You can also now pre-order our Starter Set. It will cover the most important materials. Have a look here 

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY GUIDANCE WITH GETTING YOUR MATERIALS. WE CAN RECOMMEND DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE BASED.

Some materials are very specific so we found where you can buy those in the USA for those who are based there and want to join one of our classes or workshops.

You can buy this set

https://www.naturalpigments.com/koo-schadler-workshop-sets.html

Gold leaf here

http://www.sinopia.com/Best-Quality-Gold-23-Karat-Transfer-Patent-Leaf

Shellac. The smallest container here.

https://easyleafproducts.nnigroup.com/product/shellac-amber-liquid/

Oli Gold Size here. The smallest container. If you find even smaller get this. We only use very small amounts of the size.

https://www.naturalpigments.com/mixtion-oil-size.html

About your teacher


Basia Mindewicz

born in 1978 in Warsaw, is an icon painter and contemporary artist. She was trained in Poland in the College dedicated to iconography. Studying ancient techniques of egg tempera and gold gilding. For many years she has been mainly working in a very traditional style learning the language of the icon. When she came to Edinburgh she started exploring other ‘’languages’’ searching for more personal and contemporary ways of depicting similar reality. Her development as an artist is a process of uncovering a truth about who we are as human beings and what we need to become whole. Icon painting as a spiritual practice grows in silence and stillness.

Graduated from The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, MA and College of Iconography (Policealne Studium Ikonograficzne) in Bielsk Podlaski in 2008.
She has been working for major icon-painting workshops in Poland. Organized many private workshops and residential courses.

Workshops in Poland:
Droga Ikony (The way of Icon) http://www.drogaikony.org.pl/
Studium Chrzescijanskiego Wschodu (School of Eastern Christianity)
Founder of Edinburgh School of Icon Painting.

Watch Live Videos with a demonstration of the process here.
https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghSchoolOfIconPainting/live_videos/?ref=page_internal

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