Icon Painting In February 6 Sunday – 7 Monday – 8 Tuesday – 9 Wednesday
After a long time, I am offering a small exclusive workshop in the studio, San Miguel Allende. We will explore ancient stone pigments traditionally used by Byzantine iconographers, called egg tempera. Engage in one Extraordinary Iconography WORKSHOP with Mary Jane Miller will change your perspective about our earth and broaden your awareness
All of life comes from the unseen energy of God, creation seen in color and formed in witness.
As a female icon painter, Miller attempts to teach others to listen to their own personal mysticism. She believes Byzantine style iconography has the potential to reflect humankind’s continual joy and beauty found in the search for spiritual fulfillment.
The best icons communicate stillness that can bring about comfort, revelation, a connection to our interior self, and healing. In the workshop, we will strive to experience some of these qualities as we paint. There is an infinite range of imagination found in sacred iconography. Ideally, we can merge the past and our interpretation of the present.
Each time we immerse the brush to stir the paint, a spiral of color forms. It is enough for us to witness this magnificent, tiny world of paint constantly sharing its own life force and message. We are made whole by the paint, which teaches because it exists in the same way that we exist.
Icon painting workshops in the Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
9am to 2pm
Cost is 320.00 USD.
The group will get an introduction to Byzantine style tradition of painting iconography in egg tempera in a contemporary format. Students are led through the preparation of the icon, using egg emulsion, earth pigments, and gold leaf application, tracing the historical and theological basis for icons. The group has lively and insightful discussion about God, why we are here and the technique. We cover the symbolism and prayer embedded in this ancient tradition. Everyone will finish one icon.
Can anyone takes an iconography class? Less experience is always better; it is difficult to unlearn what we have learned. Whether it is theology or another painting technique, making room for new awareness does not have to be a challenge. Mixing dirt and mystery is definitely uplifting, every brush stroke reminds you of the moment in Genesis where breath and creation meet. Anything can happen!
You are welcome to make a suggestion as to which saint you want to paint.
If you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am only taking 4 students at a time.