The inaugural Florovsky Week iconography workshop will use traditional icon writing methods with egg tempera on prepared panels. We will attempt to finish the icon in the 4-day workshop. Participants will be instructed in all steps and all materials will be provided.
We will be writing an icon of the Holy Face, also known as the Mandylion, which is traditionally considered to be the original image of the face of Christ. The stories of the origin of this particular icon, 'not made by hands', also speak of the belief that God alone makes an icon holy, through and for prayer.
The cost is $350, well under half the price of comparable workshops. Register today!
The instructor, Anne Emmons, is a third generation native of Colorado. Art is her first language, in a sense. She studied art, geology and art history, earning a BFA from CU Denver and an MFA from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles. Her training includes study under acclaimed artists, including Bruce Herman, Mako Fujimura, Barry Krammes, Ed Knippers and iconographers Dimitri Andreyev, Irene Perez Omer and Mary Sullivan Coit.
Emmons’ art has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Denver, Santa Fe, Washington, Massachusetts, and Kansas, and owned in collections in the US, Switzerland, Algeria, Bosnia and Chile. She has worked as a college art instructor and studio workshop instructor in various adult and children’s art programs. She lives in Lakewood, CO and is active in the Denver art community, Christos Collective, and CIVA.
Emmons’ research of the theology of beauty in various artistic traditions and the image in Christian contemplative practice developed as a series of seminars, All That Is Seen and Unseen, presented in Colorado, California, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
Emmons’ artistic practice is grounded in drawing and painting. She works primarily in watercolor, egg tempera and gilding. Her studio practice evolved from painting to incorporate social interaction, performance and installation elements. Her thesis project, Incomplete Icons of Personhood, exhibited in 2010 and continuing, explores human personhood through the symbolic language of the icon, within the context of relationship roles within family, across cultures and temporal boundaries.