Dirt to Divinity Presentation

I’ve been invited to give a public talk by the University of Toronto Art History Department about my work as an artist and iconographer on February 8th. I’m looking forward to sharing images of some of my latest icons, talking about the tradition that informs them, and why they’re made the way they are. I

Toronto Painting Workshop 2020

CANCELLED Regretfully, the Sisters have decided that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to cancel their Food for the Soul retreats taking place until the end of June. Because of this, the Icon Painting Workshop scheduled for June 21-26, 2020, has been cancelled. Sunday, June 21st to Friday, June 26th, 2020. Arrival: 4pm on Sunday.Completion:

Regina Icon Painting Workshop

Sunday, July 14th to Friday, July 19th, 2019. Location St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church3337 15th AvenueRegina, SK S4T 1T3 Contact Information Phone: 306-522-6052E-mail: stmarysanglican@sasktel.netWeb: www.stmarysregina.ca Fees: $350 $350 for teaching and supplies. Lunch provided. Description In this workshop, twelve participants will work together over a week to make an Orthodox icon using traditional methods

Toronto Icon Painting Workshop

Sunday, June 30th to Friday, July 5th, 2019. Arrival: 4pm on Sunday.Completion: 8pm on Friday.Registration deadline: June 24th, 2019. Location St. John’s Convent Guest House 233 Cummer Avenue Toronto, ON M2M 2E8 Contact Information Phone: 416-226-2201, ext. 305 E-mail: foodforthesoul@ssjd.ca Web: www.ssjd.ca Fees: $650 $350 for the teaching and supplies + $300 for overnight accommodation

Kitchener-Waterloo Icon Class: Level 1

In this introductory iconography class, Symeon will teach 12 participants over 4 months to make an Orthodox icon using traditional methods and materials. The Level 1 class provides the experience of making an icon by copying one of Christ the Pantocrator created by Symeon for this purpose. Such work from a prototype makes room for new students

Making an Icon Talk in Waterloo

Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 7:30 pm Great Hall at Conrad Grebel University College All are welcome for this public talk. Over the years, I’ve worked through a number of ways of sharing about the traditional practices of iconography. In this talk, we’ll weave together the theologic, historic, stylistic, and material considerations that all combine

UofS: Creating Paint from Soil

[fve][/fve] Last week I was up at Christopher Lake in Saskatchewan to teach about making paints from soil for a course at the University of Saskatchewan. Alongside my colleagues Ken Van Rees and Allyson Glenn, we taught about making pigments out of bones and soils (and even bugs!). Being an interdisciplinary course, students in both

Local-Colour Talk in Cambridge

Tonight I’ll be speaking at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts about my ideas and work surrounding local-colour. The last two years have been rich in playing with places and projects and I’m looking forward to sharing these experiences and presenting new ideas I have for further collaboration. Hope to see you there!

Creating Paint from your Local Environment

We had a great afternoon today reinterpreting our surroundings into colour at the second workshop I offered on the topic. Over our time together I introduced the idea of local-colours, instructed on how paint is made, and then we all got busy exploring the dilapidated factory building within which we were meeting …

Berlin workshop confirmed for July 30th!

Here’s the announcement for the workshop I’m planning to lead while in Berlin. You need to RSVP, if you plan to attend, so please send me an email and I’ll pass it on to the gallery curators. Creating Paint from your Local Environment Saturday, July 30th from 14:00 until 16:30 at Linienstraße 142/143  10115 Berlin