My First Icon

I was on an icon course this past week.  The teacher, Theodoros Papadopoulos, came all the way over from Greece and he was excellent.  He managed to get a packed room full of people of very different skill levels to produce a difficult icon despite coming down with a cold.  We worked for six days from about nine in the morning until after six with about forty-five minutes for lunch.  Sometimes we stayed later in the evenings.  It was very intensive and we were feeling a bit fatigued by the end.  One poor lady had a funny turn on the last day, and Theodoros had to help her finish the icon.  Despite the intensive pace I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.  I’m sure the others would agree with me.  Some people had come all the way from the U.S. and one was a Chilean living in Ireland.  Anyway, enough waffle, let me show you some photos:

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Posted on October 15, 2017, in Art, Christianity and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Lovely. What a great course.

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  2. so cool Sarah—I’ve always wanted to participate in an icon class.
    I’ve written several posts regarding icons—how the painter is not necessarily painting but actually “writing” and how icons are not “grave” images but rather windows opening to the Divine—how great a time you must have had!!!!!

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  3. Excellent, Sarah! And very familiar from my years in Crete.

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  4. My goodness, your icon is beautiful!!! Thank you for the displaying each stage of your progress…it is wonderful!


    • Thank you, Patricia, I thought you would be interested. I didn’t take enough photos of the later stages because I was concentrating on not falling behind.

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      • Just read the news about Hurricane Ophelia…Praying that Our Lady will keep you and your loved ones safe from the hurricane!

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      • Thank you so much, Patricia. The wind picked up during the night and is already quite strong. The worst of the storm is not due to hit until the afternoon. We’re used to strong winds and power cuts in this part of Ireland but it sounds like this is going to be unusually bad. I’m rather worried.


  5. nice account of sharing
    your artistic skills
    towards efforts
    of the heart 🙂

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  6. Beautiful. Well done. I am always interested in Icons, because in Finland we have courses, which are open for everybody. Some examples which, I have photographed:

    Orhodox icons

    Happy new week.

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