Workshops and Classes

I teach classes and workshops in egg-tempera painting, icon painting, fresco, contemplative art practices, symbols and archetypes; as well as various humanities courses, including fairy tales, world religions, art history, the Bible, logic, philosophy, Asian art and culture, meditation.  Below are upcoming workshops and courses.  I also teach private students and small groups in my studio by personal arrangement.

At this time, in 2021, most of my attention is on web programming. I will also be developing videos and online courses.

BASIC TECHNIQUES OF EGG TEMPERA PANEL PAINTING

In this course you will learn painting techniques originating with the Egyptians, practiced throughout the Middle Ages, and continued into the present. We will work on a number of small projects to learn and practice the basic techniques of egg-tempera panel painting. Then students can work on a painting of their own design. Learn how to prepare panels using ‘true gesso’ made from marble dust and chalk. Make your own paints from earths, semiprecious stones and modern pigments. Learn a number of methods for using gold leaf and other kinds of metal leaf in paintings. Multiple techniques of applying egg-tempera will be taught: dry brush, petite lac, glazing and scumbling.

Contemplative Art Practices

This workshop will be pleasantly spent mediating and doing art meditatively. We will begin each class working with our body, breath and mind. Then we will try a variety of contemplative art practices. The emphasis will be on the process, art as a meditative practice, letting go of the inner critic.

Meditation Skills

We will practice and lay a foundation in the three basic skills of meditation: 1) deep relaxation; 2) quieting the mind/sub-vocalizations; 3) working with the ‘energy body’ or subtle body awareness.