During the week of June 17 -23, at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Hexaemeron School of Iconography once again provided the highest caliber of education in the fine art of iconography.
For years, Ksenia Pokrovsky along with her daughter Anna Gouriev-Pokrovsky and accomplished student Marek Czarnecki have given their time and energy to convey the traditional skills particular to Russian iconography.
This year, the class consisted of many experienced iconographers, as well as those who are just beginning to practice the discipline. From the theological and philosophical aspects of the icon, down to the most basic skills involved in the process, Hexaemeron provided students with a full range of understanding of the meaning of icons. Of course, icons convey eternal realities which cannot simply be conveyed in one week"s time. Nevertheless, the students were motivated to pursue the practice of writing icons and to do it in a manner worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven.
More information regarding recent events and upcoming course offerings can be viewed here.
-Seminarian Moses Hibbard