Byzantine Iconography Workshop

In August I had the opportunity to take an excellent workshop on Byzantine Iconography.    The workshop was taught by Theodoros Papodopoulos, a very skilled Iconographer from Greece.  We spent 7 intensive days working on an image of Mary, Mother of God or “Theotokos”, using the traditional medium of egg tempera.  This was followed by a 2 day workshop on Gold Water Guilding, a method of applying the gold leaf that results in a mirror-like finish.  Both workshops were fascinating and I am excited to paint or “write” more icons.  I would highly recommend Theodore’s workshops to anyone interested in learning the art of Iconography.  His website is: www.theodoreicons.com.  P.S.  I hope to “unveil” the finished icon here soon!