Rev Liz Schellingerhoudt at St Clair’s Church Blairsville, Georgia, came to Mexico last year on her sabbatical. This coming winter she has invited me to teach an icon painting workshop in 2022. Not to be Missed Icon Painting Workshop in the cool gentle mountains of Georgia will be invigorating. Join us and Express your perception of the Divine.
About the Icon Painting in the Georgia Workshop
November 13th to the 18th, 2022
Painting with earth pigments becomes an Extraordinary Icon painting WORKSHOP with Mary Jane Miller. The iconography process will change your perspective about our earth and broaden your awareness of color and texture.
Our icon painting workshop will explore ancient stone pigments called egg tempera. Each participant will finish painting one Byzantine Style icon.
We have lively and insightful discussions about God, why we are here, and the technique. The group will get an introduction to the Byzantine style tradition of painting icons in a contemporary format. We will prepare the icon image, using egg tempera, earth pigments, and gold leaf application, tracing the historical and theological basis for icons. We cover the symbolism and prayer embedded in this ancient tradition. Our painting courses highlight the contemplative experience through sacred icon art. Everyone will finish one icon.
All of life comes from the unseen spirit energy, as creation is seen in color and formed in witness.
The best icons communicate stillness in the viewer and can bring about comfort, revelation, a connection to our interior self, and healing. In the icon painting Georgia workshop, we will strive to experience some of these qualities as we paint. There is an infinite range of imagination found in sacred iconography. They do not all have to be orthodox icons, Russian icons or even in the traditional icon style. Ideally, in this class, we can merge the past and our interpretation of the present to create modern art icons.
As a female icon painter living in Mexico, Miller believes Byzantine style iconography has the potential to reflect humankind’s continual delight and beauty found in the search for spiritual fulfillment. She teaches the subtle joy of listening to our own personal mysticism. When you cannot get to Mexico for Miller’s icon retreats, join this icon painting workshop in Georgia.
You don’t need to be of any religious belief or experienced iconographers to enjoy this class. 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.
Cost is 480.00 USD.
Can Anyone take an Iconography Class?
Yes. In fact, less experience is always better. Whether it is theology, technique, or any art form, it is often difficult to unlearn what we have learned. The point is growing in awareness and love.
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
Sign up and Information please contact The Rev. Liz Schellingerhoudt,
phone 706-745-0607 or e mail email@example.com