Russian Master Iconographer, educator and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer "The Art of Icon Painting" workshops in Rochester, NH at the New England language Center's Art Gallery.
The workshop will include four 3-hour sessions on Saturdays: June 2, 9, 23 and 30, from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a hands-on studio workshop for students interested in learning how to create traditional Russian icons, one of the world's oldest and most respected forms of religious art.
The program will include a detailed discussion and demonstration of traditional materials and methods of icon making. Then, under the direction of the instructor, students will create their own icons using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and methods. Students will learn about board and painting surface preparation, gessoing, image rendering, pigments, brush strokes techniques, detailing, highlighting, gilding, Old Slavonic lettering, and varnishing. No prior painting experience is required.