Visit Greece and participate in a byzantine icon painting workshop with the Greek iconographer Babis Pilarinos in Athens.
Babis Pilarinos was born on Zakynthos in 1966. He paints, illustrates children’ s books, paints portable icons and frescoes in churches. He teaches Byzantine painting on Zakynthos, in Paris, in Athens at his “Atelier Pilarinos” and in “Austrian Summer Academy in Greece” http://www.sommerakademie.at
He has given nine private exhibitions in Brussels, Paris, Switzerland
Baden and Athens. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts in Greece. More details can be found at http://pilarinos.gr/en/curriculum-vitae or visit his Facebook profile Facebook.com/pilarinos
There are two types of workshops. It’s a small one that it’s about three hours and a big one that it’s about 5 hours.
The theme and in the two workshops is the same, to paint a byzantine face. Only at the small workshop you do these with color pencils and you take a small taste of all the technique.
The big workshop is conducted with egg tempera in the same traditional way as was the case in the Byzantine times. In this workshop, the person that participates will paint an icon, using paints made from egg yolk and colour powders. At the end of the workshop the memder will have completed the icon.
These workshops are suitable for people with no previous experience in painting, as well as for amateur or professional painters who wish to study the byzantine art genre.
Lessons are stand-alone, which means that during the course, each participant is given the opportunity to complete an icon fully.
Everything needed -canvases, brushes, easels, colours, etc.- are provided by the atelier. The Workshop lessons are in English.
The cost for the small workshop is 80€ for one person, for 2 persons is 100€, for 3 persons 120€ and for 4 persons 140€. For bigger groups please contact. The price includes 3 hours of workshop and all necessary material (not need to bring anything).
The cost for the big workshop is 150€ for one person, for 2 persons is 200€, for 3 persons 250€ and for 4 persons 300€. For bigger groups please contact. The price includes 5 hours of workshop and all necessary material (not need to bring anything). For booking please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or a massage his Facebook profile Facebook.com/pilarinos