June 16 – 23, 2024
We are pleased to offer a 7-day workshop with Dr. George Kordis at the Institute of Sacred Arts of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, in Yonkers, New York.
Good for both beginners or those with more experience, Dr. Kordis will teach his own artistic approach through in-depth demonstrations and detailed exercises in the art, expression and language of the icon using the principles and rhythm of the Byzantine system as a strong foundation for creating beautiful Christian icons. With the opportunity to discuss in-depth the creative process and techniques covering both drawing and painting, this workshop is presented as a valuable time to enter into making your own icon with Dr. Kordis’s oversight.
Along with the daily hands-on creative sessions, there will be short lectures and other visual inspiration and insight addressing iconography, creativity, icon history, theology and always good conversation and friendship.
Hosted on the beautiful campus of St. Vladimir’s seminary, the location provides the perfect atmosphere with daily Orthodox worship services and is the home to the Sacred Arts Institute which will be conducting their Summer Music Institute during the same time (please see the Institute of Sacred Arts for more information).
The residency will meet at noon on the first day, share lunch, and have a shortened afternoon session going until 5pm. During the week, instruction will be held from 9am to 4pm daily for the rest of the residency. Students are welcome to attend church services on Sunday the 23rd, departing afterwards as evening closing events will be planned on the night of the 22nd.
PLEASE NOTE ONLY SEVERAL SEATS ARE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM.
Meals and Food
Meals will be provided on-campus, including continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner for an additional cost – more information will be shared with registering students, but can be budgeted at $40 per day.
An icon board and pigments are provided. Each student will only need to bring their own brushes – a list of recommendations will be sent to participants.
Please scroll down for information regarding lodging and travel — Students will need to secure their lodging independently.
Please fill out the basic form (through the red registration button at the top of this page) and we will email you with the next steps.
All payments will be billed through PayPal by Cinnabar, a part of Iconography Today. All invoicing will be made in Euros, and conversion made at the time of payment through the payment platform. A non-refundable deposit will hold your spot — 300 euros (the equivalent of close to $325). The remaining fee will then be invoiced on February 1st, 2024. Alternative payment plans can be discussed by contacting Keri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGARDING REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICY
- The 300 Euros deposit is non-refundable, but transferable if notified prior to January 1st, 2024.
- Should you need to cancel attendance, you will receive a refund for any balance paid minus the deposit with the deposit turning into usable credit towards other programs of Iconography Today only if we are notified prior to January 1st, 2024. If you cancel your attendance after January 1st, you will forfeit your deposit, and will only be refunded your remaining amount paid. We will work as generously as possible with students, handled on a case-by-case basis.
NOTE: IF YOU REGISTER AND DO NOT RECEIVE AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER WITHIN 24 HOURS, Please email Keri at email@example.com and/or check your spam folder as sometimes our letters and invoices go directly to spam.
Hotel and Lodging Information
We will have several blocks of rooms reserved at the local Hampton Inn & Suites and at the SpringHill Marriott, with a discounted rate of $149 per night for our Residency participants. The Hampton Inn and SpringHill Suites will also provide shuttle service to and from the Seminary for those needing transportation. It is not necessary to rent a car.
- Hampton Inn & Suites
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott
- Ramada by Wyndham
- Royal Regency
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Westchester County Airport
- LaGuardia Airport
- John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Newark Liberty International Airport
The two most convenient airports to St Vladimir’s Seminary are LaGuardia (LGA) and Westchester County (HPN). An app-based car service (like Uber or Lyft) from LaGuardia to the Seminary usually costs $40-$70 for a one-way trip.
St Vladimir’s Seminary is located at 575 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers, NY 10707. Some map and GPS programs may prefer “Tuckahoe” as the city name.
The Seminary can also be reached by train.
(best reached through Penn Station, NY connectors)
We hope to have you join us for one of the few opportunities to study with George Kordis in the United States!