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2-Day St. George Icon Painting Workshop with Artist Marina Forbes

Saturday, November 13 – Sunday, November 14, 12:00-4:00 pm
M|$375, N|$400 plus $20 supply fee paid directly to the instructor
Limited to 10 participants, registration is required by Friday, November 5

Today, iconographers in Russia use a variety of surfaces and materials to create icons. Artists Marina Forbes will guide students through the process of making a folk icon of Saint George and the Dragon, using prepared ceramic tiles and water-based pigments. Students will learn about painting surface preparation, gessoing, image rendering, pigments, brush strokes techniques, detailing, highlighting, gilding, Old Slavonic lettering, and varnishing. Marina will also provide a short presentation on the iconography of Saint George. No experience is required.

Marina Forbes is an artist and master Iconographer with 25 years of experience teaching icon painting in the US, Europe, and Russia. Marina is on the New Hampshire Humanities Council Roster as a speaker on Russian Arts, History, and Culture as well as on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ Rosters for Traditional Arts, Arts in Education, and Arts in Healthcare.

(Example of artist’s work, not the actual icon you will be painting.)