Spring Iconography Workshop (Grades 7-12)
Saint Maria of Paris
In this Iconography Workshop, students will complete an icon in the traditional medium of egg tempera, gaining a foundation in the spirituality and artistic practices needed to continue in iconography, if desired. For students interested in a class with greater commitment, consider the year-long Iconography Apprenticeship, which can be taken alongside any 10-session Workshop such as this one.
Here’s what parents have to say about the Iconography Workshops:
Both my daughters have not stopped tracing and painting icons… seems they have paintbrush in hand every time I turn around. Nothing like telling your girls that they have to stop working on iconography and start doing math first;) Mrs. Sider-Rose has opened us into a whole new world.
-Matushka Amy, parent of a 10- and 13-year-old after the summer Camp and Workshop
My daughter learned some great lessons in hard work paying off and delayed gratification. This was an excellent spiritual and educational challenge.
-Danielle, parent of an 11-year-old Workshop student
I think youth today, especially those who are very vulnerable owing to a certain artistic-sensitivity or visual-impressionistic way of seeing the world, can be very apt to connect with the powerful dark imagery that permeates so much of the visual arts, advertising and media today. Iconography, in this respect, feels to be the Good and the True of art-making: mind, soul, imagination, spirit, hands, eyes, hearing (medieval chants and monastic music, the nose (yes, even smell!) are all unified in the act of worship that is true iconography.
-Scott, parent of a 12-year-old in the Workshops and Apprenticeship
Please see the required course materials here.
*Required materials are not included in the purchase of the course.
Randi Maria Sider-Rose began painting icons over 20 years ago when she was able to travel to learn from different iconography teachers across the country. Since then, she has married Michael Sider-Rose and completed an MDiv at the University of Chicago Divinity School. As well as taking commissions from churches and individuals, Mrs. Sider-Rose loves to walk with students on the journey of learning to see better and more intentionally, using this “prayer of the hands” to grow in holiness, with God’s grace. Homeschooling her four children in an urban fixer-upper strewn with books, art projects, and Legos helps keep the whole operation real.
Mrs. Sider-Rose and her family attend Saint Moses the Black Orthodox Mission Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she has been blessed by His Grace Bishop Thomas to serve in the ministry of iconography.
For more information about Mrs. Sider-Rose’s process, please visit her website at www.immanuelicons.org.
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with processor with a speed of 1 Ghz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do NOT recommending using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with an download/upload speed of 5/1Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
WebCam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer.
WebCam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class.
Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use.
To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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