Icon Painting Workshop Set May 30 – June 4, 2016

Join us on this six-day intensive course where we will captivate you in the art of the Byzantium painting technique. The subject of the icon of “Mother of God” (at left), will come alive before you as the visiting master iconographer and expert instructor, Theodoros Papadopoulos, guides you, step by step, through the ancient techniques of Byzantine Iconography.

Let us journey together to discover new secrets in this traditional artistic expression of theology and spirituality, in this meeting place of the Divine. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, this workshop offers an opportunity to learn and/or refine your techniques in this sacred art.The course focuses on the art of egg tempera painting. Our goal is for students to understand and learn the artistic practices as well as the philosophy of Orthodox Iconography. The coursework is divided into individual steps; the instructor explains the principles and then demonstrates each phase in detail, answering all questions. Through the process of demonstrations the stages as well the whole method of painting an icon will be presented.  The students will then put into practice these skills under the guidance of the instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos.

The techniques of painting will be taught in a clear and concrete way enabling the students to apply what they have learnt once the workshop is completed. Great emphasis is placed on the student acquiring “hands-on”experience, in order to be able to comprehend and put into practice the techniques Byzantine icon painting requires. From the very beginning to the completion of the course, every student will work on his or her painting with assistance by the instructor.

The courses will be in daily basis from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.


Click here to watch a short video about Theodoros Papadopoulos’s Icon Painting workshops.
St. Cyprian’s Church, San Francisco. Click here to get directions via Google Maps.
Theodore Papadopoulos
Course fee 
$680. The price includes most supplies including boards, pigments and brushes.

Registration is required and course space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of $230 is required to reserve a place in this workshop.
The remaining balance is due upon arrival on May 30.
Of course, if the class is cancel for any reason, the $230 will be refunded.
If you are interested in signing up, please make the deposit of $ 230 using the PayPal button bellow.
If you travel to San Francisco for the workshop, we suggest you look for accommodation near Lombard St.
The 43 bus runs on Lombard St and there is a stop two blocks from the St Cyprian’s church. Here is the link to the map. Any motel/hotel along Lombard St will work for this bus line. You may also stay in downtown near Market St. The 31 bus line runs on Market Street and goes right by the church.
Here is the link to the map.
If you need any information or clarification please feel free to contact Theodoros Papadopoulos at the following email address: theodoreicons@gmail.com              
5/9 Dealing with Abrupt Climate Change: A talk by Dr. Guy R. McPherson @ 7 p.m.

Dr. McPherson has synthesized the peer-reviewed literature on climate tipping points and self-reinforcing feedback loops previously ignored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessments. Recent dramatic increases in global average temperatures have alarmed climate scientists. Only Dr. McPherson has continually warned of these accelerated events, as seen on National Geographic in “Bill Nye’s Global Meltdown.”

All events are free to the public. Reserve your space today.
Dr. McPherson practices gift economy. His work is funded by cash donations accepted at the events ($10-$20 suggested)

Online Donations also accepted a the link below:


For more information contact info@guymcphersontour.com

5/25 Free lunch for seniors @ noon – please RSVP to reserve you space by calling Amy at Episcopal Senior Communities

4/27 Free lunch for seniors @ noon – please RSVP to reserve you space by calling Amy at Episcopal Senior Communities

Join us for a Free Community Dinner on 4/7 Thursday & 4/12 Tuesday  – the free food is available at 6 p.m. Our free meal is cooked by  USF’s sustainable agriculture class and is full of good food and delicious delights.