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Workshop in Illumination: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Catholic Art Guild

Details:
Jul. 24, 9:00 am
Medieval Illumination of Our Lady of Guadalupe
One Week Intensive Workshop
July 24-July 29, 2017
9:00 am -5:00 pm Monday-Saturday

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-in-illumination-our-lady-of-guadalupe-tickets-44388817147

Canory Building (The building behind St. John Cantius Rectory)

Come join us as we illuminate The Woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feat!

We will focus on the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that appeared on the tilma of Juan Diego. Her image is surrounded by a border of Castilla Roses and silver milagros, coming in a variety of shapes such hearts, moons, angels, etc., brought to the South Americas by the Spanish. These were placed on altars for votive oerings and healing. In this week-long workshop we will hand-grind pigments to make tempera, the paint used by the medieval illuminators to craft the beautiful illuminated pages in the Books of Hours. Techniques such as color mixing, raising and shadowing garments, glazing for painting face and hands, ora & fauna will be taught along with various methods of gilding including, raised and burnished gold, making our own liquid 23kt gold and gilding with palladium and silver alum. We will also discuss gesture as language and the image as codex: how Our Lady of Guadalupe used these powerful tools to set an extraordinary example of enculturation thereby creating a way to communicate to the Indians in the New World as far back as 1553 when she appeared to St. Juan Diego, and, how Our Lady of Guadalupe continues to become an important part of the new evangelization in our day of which John Paul II spoke about.

Workshop will include all art supplies such as brushes, pigments, binders, parchment, etc.

Traditional Miniature Materials & Techniques Covered in the Class:
• Making a binder
• Grinding pigments to make tempera
• Raised, burnished and tooled gold
• Making liquid gold from 23k powder gold

• Raised and burnished palladium
• The Golden Grisaille technique
• Color mixing techniques
• Transferring intricate designs for painting in gold

• Raising the garments: painting and floating the garment base colors, building up the shadows through
glazes and highlighting the folds.
• Inverse embroidery technique.
• Rendering the face through techniques of delicate stipple washes interlaced with “white glazes” create a
sfumato effect
• Outlining techniques

Enrollment is open to members and nonmembers. No experience necessary.

If you are an artist and are accustomed to using a lamp, such as an OTT light or similar task lamp, please fell free to bring one. Also since we are doing miniature painting with tiny details you may wish you can bring a magnifier such as the gooseneck style that sits on the desk or a the head-visor type...whatever you are comfortable with. While its not necessary it can be a great help. All other materials will be provided by the instructor.

Only 12 Spaces Available

*This workshop includes the use real gold and palladium, the cost of which is variable and has risen in the past 12 months.

Parking: Ample parking for the workshop is available on the church property, both behind the church are the spaces in front of the rectory, on the church property. Street parking is also available but check and obey the signs or you will be ticketed. Parking tickets are not the responsiblity of the Catholic Art Guild or St. John Cantius parish.

Refunds are available until July 8, 2018.