International Magazin About Modern Orthodox Icons (18) 
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The tracing icons: Masterpieses of Russian iconography from the collection of the State Tretyakov's Gallery

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Dear friends

We added new photos to our Gallery: 

We added new photos to our Gallery: 

NEW master - class:

Philip Davydoav and Olga Shalamova (Russia)
ICON PAINTING WORKSHOPS in Australia, Canada and the USA
by Sacred Murals Studio

Our workshops are beneficial for beginning students as well as for advanced iconographers, they are put up as an introduction to the visual language of traditional Christian iconography. We never trace our models, teaching our students professional drawing and painting methods, used by serious iconographers all over the world. What the student will be taught:

• main purposes and goals of icon painting - linking the verbal and the visual

• to plan the image: composition, values and colors

• to define the basic forms through free-hand drawing and painting techniques

• to understand methods of mixing and applying the egg-tempera

• to use basic colors, to make shadows, highlights and glazes

• to control the finer highlights and to practice writing proper lettering on the icon

• to apply the final varnish on the surface of the finished and dried up icon

The workshop begins with exercises on paper that teach students to plan the future image. Gessoed boards, brushes and other necessary instruments and materials are all provided. During the workshop every participant experiences step by step instructions to start and complete an icon according to the traditional egg tempera method. The method we use and teach is deeply rooted in those of medieval iconographers. It provides a universal structure, which can be used to paint icons of any Daily lectures with slide presentations include discussions on different topics, such as theology and history of Christian art, essential practical and theoretical questions of contemporary iconography, canon and creativity.Painting an icon is taught to be done in a totally focused and concentrated way with no chatting or music. It is very 
important to go slowly at all times, living and understanding each of the steps deeply in our being.

Philip Davydov professional, second-generation iconographer with Master of Arts in Theory and History of Art (State Fine Art Academy of Saint Petersburg, Russia), professor at the Institute of Theology and Sacred Arts (Saint Petersburg, Russia), founder and head of Sacred Murals Studio, teaching a variety of advanced and regular workshops since 2006.


Saint Mary's City (MD, USA) March 30 – April 3

Calgary (Canada) April 6 – 10

San Diego (CA, USA) April 13 – 17

Washington (DC, USA) June 1 – 5

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Dear Friends! We plan to hold a new master class in fresco technique (14-15 CENT.). It is unique class, because few people teaches this technique. Master Class will be held in collaboration with leading St. Petersburg masters in this field. The duration - 7 days. Time - July / August 2015. Please let us know if you are interested in the details.


NEW BRUSHES on our site:

“Tartan” Brush. One can paint several parallel lines simultaneously with its help. It lets you create textile imitating textures easily.

Relief brush. This flat brush with a figured edge lets you make brush-strokes of a complicated form. To create more vivid brush strokes take additional colors on salient edges. It creates an impression that they were created in several touches . Help to quicken the process of  painting.  

We started to collect information in the new issue of the catalogue DIVINE TEMPLE 2015. We invite to take a part in it.  
What you get in the end?
  • Beautiful publication in the journal (journal was founded in 2009, now it's more than 300 participants around the world, spread more than 30 countries, it is issued 1-2 times a year)
  • Free author's printed copy
  • Free PDF - copy that you can send to your friends or partners
  • the publication on our page on Facebook (more than 6000 subscribers
  • the publication in our e-mail newsletter (about 5000 subscribers)
  • We started to collect information in the new issue of the catalogue DIVINE TEMPLE 2015
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