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workshops

learning as a hymn of praise

oikos &   peripeteia

(hearthside, in Texas)        (as we journey abroad)

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photos of workshops

If you are located in or near one of the following & would like to book a workshop for your church, school group, or neighborhood, please let me know!

AVAILABLE DATES FOR WORKSHOPS IN THESE LOCATIONS:

August:  - Winterset, Iowa: 17-19 August;   Kansas City, KS: 21 August;    Augusta, GA: 25-26 August;   Melbourne, FL: 30 August, 2 September

October: - Denver/Fort Collins, CO: 12 October;    Lander, WY: 14 October;   Cour d'Alene, ID/Sand Point, ID/Post Falls: 19-21 October;   Ventura, CA: 27 October;   Phoenix, AR: 1 November

DecemberWashington DC: 3-7 December;   New Haven, CT:  12-13 December;   Boonton, NJ: 19-20 December

IF YOU WANT TO BOOK A WORKSHOP:

1. fill out a BOOKING FORM first

2. I will contact you to solidify details

3. I will create a registration page on my website where participants from your group can register

illuminated manuscript

Time Commitment: at least two mornings/afternoons or one full day (8 hours)

 

Students: three to eight students at a time, preferably high school to adult, but mature middle school students who have a real interest could attend. 

 

Location Requirements: a quiet space with good lighting (preferably natural light) in the home of someone who is willing to host the workshop or a church that is willing to let us use their parish hall or classroom space. We will need at least one large dining table, but it is preferable for students to have separate tables or desks if possible. We will also need access to a sink. 

 

Atmosphere: I give instruction throughout the workshop, but the overall atmosphere is quiet and prayerful; I encourage students to pray the Jesus prayer with their breath, as monastic painters of illuminated Manuscript have done for ages, and we listen to chant of the psalms and the liturgy while painting. 

Supplies/What to Bring: supplies are included. Bring an apron or wear painting clothes

Cost: an 8 hour workshop would be $100 per student, including supplies.

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understanding iconography

Time Commitment: 2 hours

 

Students: three to eight students at a time, middle school to adult. 

 

Location Requirements: a space in the home of someone who is willing to host the workshop or a church that is willing to let us use their parish hall or classroom space. We will need at least one large dining table; depending on how many students there are, we may need another table.

 

Atmosphere: This workshop combines lecture/presentation with some drawing instruction and guidance. We will discuss some of the symbolisim present in iconography & the purpose & process of iconography. We will complete the initial stages of an icon using carbon paper to transfer an image.

Supplies/What to Bring: students should bring a sketchbook, painting pad, or icon board onto which they will transfer the image of an icon. They can work on painting this at home after the workshop. 

I will provide carbon paper, styluses, icon images, and handouts.

Cost:  2 hour workshop - $30/student; 3 hour workshop + $5 supply fee/student

sacred
geometry

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

 

Students: three to eight students at a time, middle school to adult. 

 

Location Requirements: a space in the home of someone who is willing to host the workshop or a church that is willing to let us use their parish hall or classroom space. We will need at least one large dining table; depending on how many students there are, we may need another table.

 

Atmosphere: This workshop is primarily hands-on with some lecture/discussion with drawing instruction and guidance. We will look at the geometry of 12 and create a Star of David, and touch on the Golden Ratio spiral and its reflection in nature and in design.

The complexity of design will increase depending upon the length of the workshop.

Supplies/What to Bring: students should bring a large sketchbook or drawing paper, a pencil, markers, colored pencils, a 12 inch ruler (preferably clear) and a compass that extends 14 cm. 

I will provide tracing paper, masking tape, and drawing mats.

Cost:  2 hour workshop - $30/student; 3 hour workshop + $5 supply fee/student

Ancient Tiles

embroidery
art

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

 

Students: three to eight students at a time, middle school to adult. 

 

Location Requirements: a space in the home of someone who is willing to host the workshop or a church that is willing to let us use their parish hall or classroom space.

We can sit in a living room or on a floor for this workshop.

 

Atmosphere: This workshop is hands-on, and students may chat while they work provided they are not bothering others. Students should be able to thread their own needle and have some knowledge of hand sewing. We will create a design, transfer it to fabric, and learn various embroidery stitches to execute it. The final product may be framed or made into a journal cover, pin cushion, or doll pillow. The complexity of design will increase depending upon the length of the workshop.

Supplies/What to Bring: students should bring 2 or 3 embroidery needles, fabric scissors, a pencil, and an embroidery hoop if you have one.

I will provide embroidery cloth, embroidery thread, design transfer paper, and styluses. I will have some embroidery hoops available for use.

Cost:  2 hour workshop - $30/student; 3 hour workshop + $5 supply fee/student

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