Katherine de ShazarProfessional Artist and Instructor
The mystery of Mother Nature, the cosmos and human nature have fascinated Katherine since she was very young. Over the years, she has explored many mediums to represent them and their intertwining relationships. One of her favorite mediums to express these relationships is egg tempera. It began when she walked into a classroom redolent with the smell of incense, musical chant, and the presence an elderly, bearded, Russian gentleman who spoke very little English that she felt a medium would do justice to her vision of the mystery of the universe. That first class dove her headfirst into the ancient technique of egg tempera and iconography, which for centuries has been taught by master to student.
In addition to personal and commissioned work, Katherine loves to teach people from all backgrounds the technique of egg tempera.
Icon Painting: Virgin Mary with Christ Child with Katherine de Shazar
This year the workshop will delve into the Virgin Mary with Christ Child or She Who Shows the Way. Christian tradition attributes St. Luke as the one who first painted this type of icon. This workshop focuses on the unique technique of icon painting and is sure to be a learning experience to remember. Katherine de Shazer is an iconographer specializing in egg tempera, gold leaf, and natural pigments on natural gesso boards.
All supplies are included with your registration.
Some previous painting experience is helpful but not required.
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