Iconography workshop at Christ the Saviour, Harrisburg - 08/16/10

"Six Days of Creation" Icon Workshop

From Monday, August 16 - Saturday, August 21, Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Harrisburg, PA) hosted its second annual icon workshop featuring master iconographer and instructor Xenia Pokrovskaya and her daughter Anna Pokrovskaya Gouriev of Izograph Studios. This year eight students were guided in the technical and theological art of iconography, beginning each day with the daily Matins service. The workshop is one of many organized throughout the year by the non-profit Hexaemeron, whose mission it is to offer such opportunities"for the beginner and the more experienced, who desire to learn the ancient technique of icon painting in the egg-tempera medium, according to Orthodox Church tradition and ethos." Each of the students completed the course with a finished icon. We look forward to welcoming Xenia and Anna, and whomever God calls - back again next year (most likely the third week of August). Please visit: www.hexaemeron.org for more information.