Thursday, October 27, 2011


Russian Icon Maker, Teacher and Lecturer, Marina Forbes, will offer a hands-on studio workshop at the Gallery for students interested in learning how to create traditional Russian icons, one of the worlds's oldest and most respected forms of religious art.

The programm will include a detailed discussion and demonstration of traditional materials and methods of icon making. Then, under the direction of the instructor, students will create their own icons. Students will learn about board and painting surface preparation, gessoing, image rendering, pigments, brush strokes techniques, detailing, highlighting, gilding, Old Slavonic lettering, and varnishing. For more info and pre-register, please contact Marina Forbes directly at (603) 332 2255 or by e mail at

The ART OF ICON PAINTING workshop will be held at FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Gallery on four Wednesdays: November 23 and 30, December 7 and 14, from 10:30 to 1:30 PM. No painting experience is required. Experienced artists will also feel very comfortable at Marina's workshop.

Gallery also presents beautifully framed original prints of Marina Forbes' icons for sale, including "Mother of God of Vladimir", "St.Nicholas the Miracle Worker","Trinity" and others. They are on display during holiday season, on October 30- December 26, 2011. Open on Wed-Sun at 10:30- 7:00 PM, (617) 354 2930.


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