ICON CARVING

 

S​IX DAYS OF CREATION courses in icon carving are open to 10 students at each site. This ancient art is taught through both practical work and theory. Fro​m the earliest sarcophagi to lavish ivory miniatures to the austere Russian low reliefs, icon carving has been a vibrant part of the Orthodox Tradition. 

Students will have the opportunity to carve either in either wood or stone.  Those wishing to carve in wood are expected to have a basic understanding of woodworking as the course will focus on carving rather than technical aspects like laminating panels or  sharpening tools.  Although tools will be available, students should bring whatever gouges they have, ideally 1 straight gouge, 1 scoop gouge and 1 “V” gouge.  For those wishing to carve stone, tools will be made available.  Each student is expected to leave with at least one finished icon by the end of the class.​  ​​



Work and theory will intertwine through the week and will address following elements: ​ 

 

       Icon carving in the Orthodox tradition, history with ancient and contemporary examples

 

       Preparing a panel, choosing a pattern, tracing the pattern.

 

             

 

 

       Grounding the image and basic shaping

 

       Light and shadow in carving

 

       Clothing, hands, hair, faces

       Inscriptions

 

               

       Finishing and polishing

 

Instructor:  JONATHAN PAGEAU
Type of Course:  Project and lecture
Proficiency Level:  Beginner and Intermediate
Length of Course:  Each stage requires attendance at one six-day workshop
Ground Material:  Wood or Stone
Materials:  List of supplies to be provided by student will be sent upon registration

 

The difference between icon painting and icon carving: drawing for relief, compression of space

interpreting iconic style for carving

2020 SCHEDULE

 

 

 

MAY 31 - JUNE 6, 2020
HOLY FAMILY RETREAT CENTER
West Hartford, CT

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Diakonia Retreat Center, Metropolis of Atlanta

Salem, SC

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