Mandy Hain

Light Shining Christmas

A WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN IN SACRED ART

January/FEBRUARY 2022

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

John 1:5

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Light Shining Christmas

CHILDREN'S ICON WORKSHOP

This season I cannot wait to pull out my pure powder pigments and wash a few panels with genuine gesso to prepare for this simple icon class for children.  I am offering workshops in two locations this year.  In Front Royal, Our icons will be completed in a single two hour session from start to finish.  In Minneapolis, we will meet after school for one week.  In both locations, We will first study some beautiful icons and then create our own from authentic traditional materials.  Because of the delicate nature of materials in this study, classes will be limited in size.  Please see the schedule on the workshop details page for available session times and age groups.  

FOR REGISTRATIONS BEFORE CHRISTMAS I WILL SEND A GIFT CERTIFICATE THAT YOU CAN USE AS A GIFT OR STOCKING STUFFER.

 

Skills we will develop:  

Purity of color: how color can be clear and harmonious

Art terms: tempera, pigments, transparent, glaze, wash, simplicity

Technique: creating egg tempera paint and applying light rays over color

Gold leaf Halos: application and significance 

Project:

We will create a small icon to celebrate the Christmas Season - students can choose between angels with musical instruments or a manger scene. I will have a few more options for the adult class including the Madonna and Child.

After Chambers, by Mandy Hain in Silverpoint and tempera