WRITING THE LIGHT
George Kordis Icon Workshops
Oct.-Nov. 2019: Enders Island, CT | USA Workshop
Along the Atlantic on a peaceful island just off the coast of Connecticut (and close to New York City) is a unique retreat-style opportunity to delve into icon drawing and/or painting with Dr. Kordis.
Enders Island is an all-inclusive Catholic Retreat Center with full affordable lodging options (shared or private) as well as a gourmet dining experience. The workshop is held in a generous light-filled studio space as part of their Sacred Arts Institute.
This Workshop will be offered in two parts to enable students to take one or both parts -- good for both beginners or advanced iconographers (with only 12 students per workshop):
BYZANTINE DRAWING: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1
A four-day opportunity to learn Byzantine Drawing with composition, composition and mentored practice.
BYZANTINE PAINTING: Nov. 3 - Nov. 8
A five-day painting retreat to learn how to use the original Byzantine tetrachrome (four color) palette in egg tempera and complete your own icon.
This peaceful retreat setting has convenient access from the major airports of both Boston and NYC.
If interested, simply click the buttons below to be directed to the Enders Island Sacred Arts Institute for complete pricing and detailed information.
Registration will fill quickly -- don't delay.
We hope to see you soon!
March 2019: Williamsburg, VA | USA Workshop
* CURRENTLY FILLED -- with waitlist
Held at the beautiful St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and Hellenic Center in the renowned Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, this icon painting workshop is a wonderful opportunity to work closely with Dr. Kordis surrounded in a great aesthetic environment. The daily classes are held in a serene and generous light-filled space adjacent to the main church in the new Hellenic Center.
This five-day icon painting workshop with Dr. Korids will take place from March 8 to 13th and be an intensive icon painting experience learning the egg tempera methods of the Byzantine tetrachrome (four-color) palette with in-depth instruction in drawing, composition, and various painting techniques and many iconographic methods Dr. Kordis has mastered in his practice. It is a good choice for both beginning students or more advanced as Dr. Kordis skillfully individualizes all instruction based on each student's experience and ability.
Explore Williamsburg and be present to study in a great location with incredible and gracious hosts -- Kimi and Nick Vlahakis. They work hard at making it a beautiful experience for all.
Again, spaces are filling quickly -- with only 12 students total per workshop, please click the yellow button below for more details and pricing information. Registration is direct through the link below.
Spring is alive in Virginia in March!
We hope to see you there.
Summer 2020: Makrygialos, Crete | Greece Summer School
Held on the inspiring and peaceful island of Crete, this two-week summer icon painting study program will allow balanced immersive daily studio learning with additional trips to churches and monasteries as a part of the inspirational curriculum -- along with shared lunches and curated evenings of food, discussion, music and poetry.
The two-week learning intensive will be a combination of various techniques in drawing, painting, gilding and miniature work based on students skill levels and particular abilities with the main oversight of Dr. Kordis and other visiting iconographer artists.
We are currently pre-registering* for next summer.
PLEASE EMAIL TO GET ON THE LIST AND FOR MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.
This two-week workshop is presently slotted for the dates of July 12 through 25, 2020.
*NOTE: Pre-Registration will not be with any depositing until September. We are only collecting names at this point who will get a priority registration opportunity. Thank you!