The Mystical Icon
gilding and egg tempera classes,
An introduction to the ancient medium of Byzantine icon painting. The course includes instruction in the authentic traditional techniques of gilding and egg tempera painting together with background information on the history of icons and the meaning underlying the images, their details and their lesser known esoteric aspects.
This course, 'The Mystical Icon,' focuses on the ancient technique of Byzantine iconography. Byzantium was the birthplace of egg tempera panel painting in the 5th Century AD.
Classes are held in various San Francisco Bay Area locations. Check for current details. Personalized instruction in small groups is offered. Suitable for all levels of artistic ability. Beginners are welcome.