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Iconography: St. Teresa of Calcutta taught by Deb Korluka

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February 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm


Wet Paint is pleased to host this Korluka Studio Iconography class

Level – Beginners to Intermediate

In this session students will learn about and paint an icon of Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa).

The coursework is divided into individual steps; the instructor explains the principles and then demonstrates each phase in detail, answering all questions. The course begins with drawing the icon on a prepared panel. Next, local colors within the painting are applied to the panel. Shadows and highlights are developed in the forms of the face and clothing. Painted highlights are finally applied to the painting. Additional educational materials will be provided by the instructor during class.

St Teresa of Calcutta : symbol of love and compassion.

Mother Teresa is a symbol of love and compassion. Her life of loving service to the poor has inspired many to follow the same path. Her witness and message are cherished by those of every religion as a sign that “God still loves the world today.”  Every day, pilgrims from India and around the world come to pray at her tomb and many more follow her example of humble service of love to the most needy, beginning in their own families.

Read more about Mother Teresa here.

About Orthodox Icons:

The word, icon, can be found in many cultures in contemporary society. The computer industry most likely never knew how much they would contribute to the familiarity of the word “icon” when choosing the word to represent symbols that would reveal magnitudes of information via the technical world.
For centuries, holy icons have been handed down to Christians as a “sacred doorway” into the spiritual world. Icons have been inseparable in the function of liturgy in the Eastern Orthodox Church since the 6th century. These religious icons denote the same idea as a computer icon; they offer information. The primary purpose of a holy icon is to enable a face-to-face encounter with a holy person or make present a sacred event. Icons communicate Christian Truth in a visual form. Narrative icons are images corresponding to the written Bible, portrait icons reveal information in regards to the virtues that we try to observe and remember in the holy person being depicted. We as onlookers are asked to enter into the living presence and power of the holiness being depicted and into the celebration of the sacred event.
The art form in a Holy icon is intended to be an abstraction producing a spiritual art, which recurs in the painting of icons in any generation or country, always remaining constant, consistent and prescribed by canon rule. It is for this reason that icons convey an art purely idealistic, and not meant to be realistic.

Required Materials: Debra Korluka Icon Painting kit . Kit includes 7 tubes of acrylic paint, 4 brushes and 1 Gessobord panel. Returning students will need one 3/4″ cradled Gessobord 9×12.

Items may be purchased online at wetpaintart.com, in person at 1684 Grand Avenue in St. Paul MN, or by phone 651-698-6431.

Included in your class fee: (1ea.) 9×12″ sheet of graphite transfer paper and 9×12″tracing paper and may be picked up or shipped with your kit.

This class series is being offered using the ZOOM online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.

More information on joining the ZOOM meeting for this class will be emailed prior to the start date.

Ticket Instruction: You must choose a quantity to activate “get tickets”.

More Iconography classes with Deb Korluka

Session #1 : How to Paint and Icon of The Holy Face starts January 11th, 2022 in person at St George Greek on Summit Avenue St.Paul, MN. Click here for details.

About the instructor:
Debra Korluka is an internationally renowned artist and Byzantine iconographer. She was the first American to exhibit in the former Soviet Union and has studied with icon masters from the Ukraine and Russia. Her work, which is displayed in museums around the world, has been commissioned by churches and private collectors nationally and internationally. Over the years, Debra has developed many close working relationships with renowned artists, churches, and monasteries in Russia. To learn more about Deb see www.korlukastudios.com