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Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10, 2016
From 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Space is limited to only 10 students, please register early to ensure your participation.
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Dacia Gallery is pleased to offer and exciting Iconography Workshop in our intimate gallery setting. Surrounded by art, let us inspire you to express yourself creatively and have an incredible time learning. This workshop is perfect for absolute beginners or those who have taken previous art classes and want to continue their artistic journey. Let your imagination loose and brush up on your creative side in a stimulating art class at Dacia Gallery.
Workshop Description: The Iconography workshop is set up as an introduction to painting traditional Romanian Icons on Glass, by learning centuries old painting techniques in Byzantine art used on reverse glass painting. Specific icons were selected for this project that each student will be able to acquire the most techniques from. Including painting the face, garments, decorative backgrounds and applying 24K gold leaf. The workshop is planned that each student will be able to complete an icon. 
What to Expect: Each day begins with a lecture on Byzantine art, giving students a full understanding of the tradition and value of this rich art form. Learn the step-by-step process to completing your very own icon, by planning a powerful image, composition, mixing colors and learning the painting processes for reverse glass painting. Including the Byzantine application of 24K gold leaf technique.
Who Should Attend: Our Iconography workshop is beneficial to all artists, from beginning students to advanced artists. Including anyone interested in learning more about Medieval and Byzantine art. This is an unusual painting technique that was primarily used in Romania through the centuries. It has a wide array of applications to contemporary artists to lean this technique by creating some visually stunning art that is not seen today.
Previous experience is not required. You will be surprised by what you can create.
Can I attend if I don't live in NYC?: Yes, you may attend the workshop from anywhere, some artists come to NYC from all over the country to attend our workshops. Each artist is responsible for finding their own housing during the workshop in NYC. New York has many available places to stay, from hotels, short-term apartments, subleasing or staying with friends or family. We recommend that you google available places to stay. Everything in New York can be found online. Some examples include: airbnb.com, kayak.com, travelocity.com, couchsurfing.org, hostelworld.com and craigslist.org.
Instructor: Lee Vasu is an Artist, Iconographer, Curator and the Founder of Dacia Gallery in New York City. Born in Sibiu, Romania in 1979, Vasu spent his childhood in Transylvania drawing and painting. Inspired by the stunning mosaics, frescos, and the mystical sacred Icons of the Byzantine Churches of his native land, Vasu formed a unique artistic vision of the timelessness and power of art that could enlighten and inspire generations. In 1990, Vasu moved to the United States with his family and continued to study art. He received a BA in History and Art from Kent Sate University and a Masters Degree in Arts Administration and Museum Science from the University of Akron, to further pursue his curatorial passion. Following his studies, Lee represented Romania and the United States at the European House of Arts and held his first solo exhibition at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Bucharest. Additionally, Vasu participated in group and solo exhibitions in France, Germany, Slovenia, Romania and the United States, his work can be found in numerous public and private collections. His passion for art enabled him to curate exhibitions nationally and internationally, which inspired him to establish Dacia Gallery in New York City. For more info on Lee Vasu and to see his artwork please visit his website: www.leevasu.com
Art Materials: All art materials will be provided for the workshop by Dacia Gallery. Drawing Paper, Pencils, Paint, Brushes, Glass with Frame and 24K Gold Leaf.
Workshop Fee: $300
Payment: In order to reserve your spot, please select from the options below and make a payment to register. Once payment has been made your spot is automatically reserved and a Dacia Representative will contact you to discuss the workshop with you. There is no refund one month before the workshop begins because we will have already paid for all the things needed for the workshop. There is a fifty-dollar non-refundable fee for registration. Upon clicking submit and making the first payment the artist agrees with Dacia Gallery's terms and conditions for payment for the Iconography Workshop. The balance must be paid in full before the workshop begins.
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After you complete your electronic registration you will be re-directed to PayPal for payment. Please e-mail us a copy of your receipt from PayPal to info@daciagallery.com once your payment has been made.
Artists if you have any questions regarding the Iconography Workshop or about payments or registration please email or call the gallery at any time.
E-Mail: info@daciagallery.com
Phone: 917-727-9383
Thank you and we look forward to sharing this unique art experience with you.
Below you will see some examples of Icons painted on glass in Romania during the 1800's, these and many others will be on display at Dacia Gallery during the workshop for inspiration.
Icon painted in Transylvania, Romania around 1830 by unknown artist
Icon painted in Transylvania, Romania around 1880 by unknown artist
Icon painted in Transylvania, Romania in 1838 by Ioan Pop
The Theotokos by Lee Vasu, Oil and 24K Gold, Reverse Painting on Glass, 16x20
Icons on view at Dacia Gallery