Fall 2022 Byzantine Drawing I

Instructor: Ania Kocurek-Williams

BYZANTINE DRAWING I is a 14 week course that teaches essential iconographic drawing skills focusing on geometry and proportion, Byzantine design principles, and the Byzantine drawing style. This course is an introduction to the principles of the Byzantine style and addresses how to draw iconographic facial features, hands, and instructs on how to apply geometry for proper scaling and image placement. This course is the foundational preparation for Iconography, as each drawing will include instruction on creating the “masses” that are painted in Iconography.

Develop a foundational face template using geometry and learn how to make fine modifications for the face of Christ, the Mother of God, St. John the Baptist, St. George, as well as a 3/4 turned face. 

Learn how to analyze an ancient icon and apply these principles to create your own original drawing.

Byzantine Drawing I is a foundational class for iconographers, but also an excellent overall drawing class for anyone interested in learning how to draw in the unique, Byzantine style. 

This class meets for 14 sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Homework and practice assignments will be assigned.

  • Instructor: Ania Kocurek-Williams
  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • 10/18/22 – 2/7/23 – See Schedule below
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Bishop Scott Room
  • $500 for 14 sessions

Click for 2022/23 Class Schedule

Courtesy of Ania Kocurek-Williams