Individual tuition in a class makes it suitable for both experienced artists and beginners.
I now have full details of the painting class to take place in Columbus, Ohio in the Fall.
Where: St. Therese Retreat Center, 5277 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
When: October 20-24, 2014
Cost: $595 (includes registration, supplies, accommodations, meals).
More Information and Registration: Gina Switzer, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the class: I offer instruction in painting illuminations characterized by the style of the gothic Masters of the School of St. Albans, which flourished in the 13th century England. The class is taught so that each person gets a high level of individual attention and personalized instruction. This allows everyone work at his own pace and level. Each course will be suitable therefore, both for beginners and the more experienced.
If you have already done one of these courses this will be for building on what you already know – you will be able to choose your own image and will benefit from more instruction.
Students will learn the traditional technique of egg tempera. Additionally, the singing of the Divine Office will run through the course, so people who wish to will have a chance not only to sing the psalms, but potentially also learn to do so at a level that they can start doing it at home or parish – perhaps in front of your own icon corner.
Work of past students and published review by attendee: If you wish to see a display of the work of past students, you can see a step by step portrayal of them painting a gothic St Christopher, here. Or work done this past summer in the previous post on this blog, here. The latter includes a write up of the class by Fr John Bambrick of St Aloysius Church, Jackson, NJ who attended the class and wrote about it in his parish bulletin. As a result of attending the class he has invited me down to the parish in January to lead a retreat on art and prayer. Pictures below are from the Westminster Psalter and a French gothic manuscript of the same period: Christ the Creator, King David, a pious knight, and St Christopher. At the very bottom is my versions of the King David painted in the class.