Summer 2020 – Geometry

Register Now Geometry for Iconographers

Taught via Zoom

Not Your High School Geometry Class
  • July 13 – 6:30pm
  • July 20 – 6:30pm
  • July 27 – 6:30pm

This class will be taught via document camera on Zoom, which we believe will offer each student a very up-close, front row seat to a detailed, technical class. Instructional notes and examples will be emailed following class, so students can focus on learning.

Each class will be recorded with access for students for a period of time.

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2020

Fee: $90

3 Seats Open (7 registered)

This class is designed to introduce the underlying geometry used in drawing Byzantine style icons.  Learn how to analyze an icon and determine the underlying geometry to create your own unique image, or write an icon based on a prototype, with correct proportions. This is the technique used to scale images and determine proportion consistent with the Byzantine iconographic style.


Instructor: Ania Kocurek-Williams

Skills to be learned:

  • Understanding of the relationship and proportion between facial features unique to an icon
  • How to establish underlying geometric structure of an icon
  • Analysis of the Holy Face (Mandylion)
  • How to use geometry to scale an image
  • How to analyze one’s own face
  • How to draw the Mandylion based on geometry (without tracing)
  • Byzantine Drawing Techniques

Click here for Syllabus & Supply List