Theory of Colours in Iconography

Working with Pigments

 With Alla Kirevya

Public Lecture the Evening of June 21, 2019

Workshop June 22, 2019


In most iconography courses, students begin with transferring an image to their icon board and immediately begin the painting process.  Rarely are they exposed to the process of developing and refining an icon image before the painting process even begins.

In this one-day enrichment workshop, Alla Kirevya will teach us the basics. During the workshop we will prepare egg emulsion, learn how to mix it with pigments.  We will learn how to produce translucent glazes, tints and shades. Then we are going to learn to understand color on icon and work with egg tempera. 

The workshop will begin the Friday evening with a presentation: Colors in Iconography”

During the formal workshop Saturday, the instructor will demonstrate each of the key steps in the painting process and will individually assist each student as they progress on their own so each student gains a good understand color used to develop an Icon and working with pigments and with egg tempera. 

Instructor: ALLA KIREYEVA has been a passionate Iconographer since 2010 and was led to iconography through what would be described as the “Grace of God”.   Through her teachings, she shares the connection and symbolism of the Icon to the Sacred in a way that is engaging and inspiring.   Alla is an active member and teacher with the Sacred Art Guild of Alberta.


June 21, 2019 – Evening Lecture: Friday 6:30-8:30pm - Open to all SAGA Members and the General Public interested in the Sacred Arts welcome to join in on this Lecture 

June 22, 2019 – Formal Instruction: Saturday  9 am- 3 pm (one-hour lunch break)

Location: Sacred Heart Church - 1307 14 St SW, Calgary

Cost: SAGA Members $65.00; Non-members $75.00

Supplies: Participants are responsible for their own supplies however; pigments and egg emulsion will be provided for this class at nominal charge.  A list of supplies will be sent out upon registration along with several Portraits for selection for your study.

Click here to register.