St. Ann was the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. Her husband, the father of Mary, is St. Joachim. Ann is the patron saint of mothers and women in labor. This icon depicts mother and daughter in a pose of mutual respect and love.
Friday Afternoons 2:00 – 5:00 pm, 11 Sessions, starting Sept. 11
To Register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation Requirements: Students must have some previous experience painting with the Prosopon School, either from Prosopon workshops or study with a teacher who teaches the Prosopon techniques. They should have a basic understanding of roskrish, lines, highlights and floats. Students must also be capable of mixing their own egg tempera paint.
We all paint together in these classes. On the day before each class, I email students written text instructions and step photographs of the work to be done the following day. During the class, I explain the work, give detailed instructions for each step, and demonstrate the painting. Students paint with me as we develop the image. There are opportunities to ask questions as needed. The classes are recorded, and the recordings are sent to the students the day after the class. Work not completed in class is completed at home before the next class. For those students desiring critiques of their work, there is a separate critique class available on Tuesday afternoons.
A simpler design is also available for less experienced painters or those who prefer it.