The Art of Icon Painting workshop, Dover, NH

Russian Master Iconographer, teacher and lecturer, Marina Forbes, will offer "The Art of Icon Painting"  workshop at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (93 Locust St, Dover, NH 03820).  

There will four 3-hour sessions on four Sundays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm: March 1, 8, 15 and 22.

It is a hands-on studio workshop for students interested in learning how to create traditional Russian icons, one of the world's oldest and most respected forms of religious art. The program will include a detailed discussion and demonstration of traditional materials and methods of icon making.

Then, under the direction of the instructor, students will create their own icons using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and methods. Students will learn about board and painting surface preparation, gessoing, image rendering, pigments, brush strokes techniques, detailing, highlighting, gilding, Old Slavonic lettering, and varnishing.

No painting experience is required for this Icon Painting class. Experienced artists will also feel very comfortable in this workshop. 
For more information, please contact Marina Forbes directly at 603 332-2255, by e-mail at or please visit

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