The Salus Populi Romani is the Byzantine icon often venerated by Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. It is considered to be one of the icons painted by St. Luke himself, and it is honored as a miraculous image. The full-size icon will be painted on a board at least 11”x16”. Less experienced students may paint a simpler version on a smaller board.
Friday Afternoons 2:00 – 4:30 pm Central Time, 11 Sessions, starting April 16 and ending June 25
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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 are separate critique classes available on Tuesday afternoons or Tuesday evenings.