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Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography
offers commissioned Canonical
Church and Home utilizing:
choice of Contemporary-style level panels (7/8" to 1"
deep) consisting of
Birch wood OR Monastery-made
Traditional braced boards with raised borders (Kivοtos)
that are1" deep consisting of Blessed Linden wood
draping with Rabbit Hide Glue prior to substrate
and finished Gesso substrate made with the natural and traditional ingredients of
Marble, Chalk and Rabbit Skin Glue
quality hand-milled Natural Pigments in traditional Egg Tempera base
Water formulated into paint emulsions
- 24K Gold Leaf,
paints, powders and inks
quality varnish and sealers (formulated for safe removal in future cleaning
and conservation) consisting of
traditional ingredients such as plant
and Blessed Beeswax.
call the School to commission your icon.
icon of any subject can be produced and is made by a collective effort of
the students and their
Sizes, prices and delivery times vary according to composition,
style and level of virtue (master, apprentice or a combination).
are priced to support the school and its operation using authentic (increasingly
precious and costly) supplies. Please allow several months for the total
production: from sketching to board preparation to varnish curing. The
Hagia Theodora School of Byzantine Iconography aims to produce icons in
the nearly 2,000 year-old tradition to insure that they will not only
endure from "ages unto ages" but that they will retain their
value and luminosity as treasured heirlooms to be passed-down from
generation to generation.
a hurry or have a short deadline?
Please ask about the Icon Hermeneia Commemorative. This is a
service where your icon is designed and sketched within a short period
of time. The Hermeneia (or sketched pattern) is then mounted on a
hand-made paper commemorative card. This commemorative can be officially
presented at any event (baptism, wedding, priest ordination, to name a
few). The gift includes a note from the iconographer that an icon is in
production and ever-lovingly and slowly being written especially for
them. Arrangements will be made for the completed icon to be
delivered at a later date. Clients love this service as it offers two
gifts in one: a presentable, exquisite icon on paper (suitable for
framing) and an actual written icon on wooden panel!
Hermeneia Commemorative of St. Nicholas