Live Virtual Drawing

“Live Virtual Drawing”

LIVE VIRTUAL DRAWING + COMPOSITION

~The academic year runs from October until the end of June~

Three options to choose from or pair together

Learning good skills in drawing are the essential foundation from which to create beautiful icons. Within all of the courses offered at various skill levels, Professor Kordis explains and reinforces drawing in the Byzantine System, with the goal of helping students to draw independently with confidence and creativity in order to create original icons (not just copies of old icons). Together, detailed explorations of the qualities and culture of lines, analysis of old icons, and various drawing exercises are shared. Students bring their questions and steady practice is the key to growth. 

The classes are hosted through Zoom to best allow student interaction with the Professor and close-up live video of the process and techniques.  After each lesson, a link will be made available with that week’s recorded lesson along with valuable screenshots to assist in your progress as you work at home.

Each session is independent and you can follow along in the next session even if you miss the previous one. While live attendance is not mandatory, it is encouraged to maximize understanding with ease of questions and answers, and to help with general creative growth. It is also an additional benefit to the virtual live classes to share real time with one another, although the Professor understands it is not always possible. Most students have found it valuable to simply watch the Professor and ask questions during the live class and do their work independently in between sessions.

Along with the course content, students have the additional class privilege to send a photo to the Professor for basic corrections and feedback week to week during a session if they wish.  Students may also wish to pair the respective drawing classes along with the appropriate level painting classes as a complement to form well-rounded learning and optimal artistic growth.

Dr. Kordis’s popular book “Icon as Communion” is a wonderful accompaniment to drawing coursework.

MULTIPLE CLASS BONUS:

  1. REGISTER FOR 2 LIVE WEEK-DAY CLASSES(excluded the KORDIS OPEN STUDIO) per month and receive as bonus free access to the KORDIS OPEN STUDIO: Creative Iconography class twice a month on Thursdays ($60 value).
  2. REGISTER FOR 3 LIVE WEEK-DAY CLASSES (excluded the KORDIS OPEN STUDIO)  per month and receive as bonus free access to the KORDIS OPEN STUDIO: Creative Iconography class twice a month on Thursdays ($60 value) plus 10% off total. 
  3. PAY FOR A WHOLE YEAR OF LIVE CLASS(ES) IN ADVANCE and get one free month. 

Please see the LIVE Virtual Painting category in the drop-down menu for more Live class options.

  • #1# DRAWING ESSENTIALS

Welcoming the beginning student or those who wish to reinforce essential drawing skills, this foundational course will follow weekly lessons in a variety of practical lessons to include:
  1. Drawing Heads. ( a. Dynamic frontally, 
  2. 3/4 heads). 
  3. Hands, Feet, 
  4. Garments, 
  5. The standing figure. 
  6. The seated figure, 
  7. Moving figures 
Throughout the lessons, students will strengthen their overall drawing skills, learn familiarity with the Byzantine system, and gain their own readiness to compose more complex subjects and small compositions.

Students will submit their drawings on line, with corrections and critique made during the group virtual meetings and/or individually via email with Professor Kordis.

This class is designed to be paired with a LIVE course in introductory egg tempera icon painting: ESSENTIAL ICON PAINTING : Basic Egg Tempera Techniques” (see LIVE Virtual Painting in the drop-down menu).  

1 hour per week – held immediately before Essential Icon Painting (can be paired*)

Time: TUESDAYS, 8 to 9pm (Athens, Greece) time = 1 to 2pm Eastern Standard (EST) in the US & Canada 

Duration: 4 lessons per month, ongoing throughout the academic year 

$85/month “SPECIAL OFFER: when joining this class for October, all students will receive the KORDIS OPEN STUDIO class as a free bonus” 

Coursework lessons progressing through the year:

1.Basic principles of the Byzantine painting system. Qualities of line.Letters as composition.  Exercises on rhythm.

  1. Frontal faces. Structure. Sample exercises
  2. 3/4  Faces. Structure. Sample exercises
  3. Garments. Structure. Sample exercises
  4. Hands, feet, gestures, Items ( Books, chairs etc.) Landscapes. Structure. 
  5. Measurements of Human figure. Structure. Sample exercises. Busts of saints. 
  6. Full standing figures. Structure. Sample exercises
  7. Seated Figures. Structure. Sample exercises

9.Figures in motion. Structure. Sample exercises

  1. Techniques of drawing. (shading). Sample exercises
  2. Drawing a theme with various shading 
  3. Drawing a small Composition with shading
  4. Other lessons as needed

Begins October 4th

  • #2# ADVANCED DRAWING

Structured as a natural continuation of the DRAWING ESSENTIALS course, Professor Kordis will teach composition in the framework of the Byzantine tradition with theory based on analysis of old icons with the emphasis on the composition of larger and more complex icon subjects.

A creative compositional approach will be shared with emphasis on overall harmony and rhythm of the forms in unison with the specific subject.

Students will submit their drawings on line, with corrections and critique made during the group virtual meetings and/or individually via email with Professor Kordis.

(Students must have completed some coursework in ESSENTIAL DRAWING or have had a portfolio review with Dr. Kordis before moving into the advanced level – simply use the register button below and we will follow up with you).

1 hour per week – held immediately before CREATIVE COMPOSITION (can be paired*)

Time: THURSDAYS, 8 to 9pm (Athens, Greece) time = 1 to 2pm Eastern Standard (EST) in the US & Canada 

Duration: 4 lessons per month, ongoing throughout the academic year 

$85/month

Begins October 6th

Coursework lessons progressing through the year:

  1. Theotokos icon with Christ. Structure. Samples 
  2. Annunciation Icon. Structure. Samples 
  3. Saint John and his disciple Prohoros, Structure. Samples
  4. Prophet Elias . Structure. Samples
  5. Christ and the Samaritan woman.  Structure. Samples
  6. St George on Horse killing the dragon. Structure. Samples
  7. The Sacrifice of Abraham. Structure. Samples
  8. Hospitality of Abraham. Holy trinity. Structure. Samples
  9. The Healing of a blind man. Structure. Samples
  10. Betrayal of Judas. Structure. Samples
  11. Crucifixion . Structure. Samples
  12. The Empty Tomb. Anastasis. Structure. Samples
  13. The infidelity of Saint Thomas. Structure. Samples
  14. Other lessons as needed
  • #3# CREATIVE COMPOSITION

Another advanced level class, this course takes advanced drawing one step further into compositional exploration where creativity is explored and discussed within the iconographic framework of the Byzantine system. Assignments are given and corrections are shared for discussion and idea growth.  The communal nature of the discussions have valuable group benefits in this supportive and highly creative course where your own voice as a creative artist and iconographer is encouraged and developed. It complements pairing with ADVANCED DRAWING. 

Time: EVERY OTHER THURSDAY (twice a month), 9 to 10:30pm (Athens, Greece) time = 2 to 3:30pm Eastern Standard (EST) in the US & Canada 

Duration: 2 one-and a half hour lessons per month, ongoing throughout the academic year – $60/month

Begins October 6th

Coursework lessons progressing throughout the year:

  1. The Baptism of Christ. Structure. Examples 
  2. The Descent into Hades. Structure. Examples
  3. Pentecost. Structure. Examples
  4. Ascension of Christ. Structure. Examples
  5. Dormition of Virgin Mary.  Structure. Examples
  6. Nativity of Christ. Structure. Examples
  7. Illustration of a Parable of Christ. The prodigal Son. Structure. Examples
  8. Illustrating a story from the Old Testament with Christological content. (typological icons). Structure. Examples
  9. Illustrating a narrative icon (stories from contemporary saints lives). 
  10. Other lessons as needed

PAYMENT INFO:

Your first PayPal invoice will be sent soon after filling out the below form from “Cinnabar PC”, a division of Iconography Today.

PAYMENT INFO:

 

Your first PayPal invoice will be sent soon after filling out the below form from “Cinnabar PC”, a division of Iconography Today.

Registration Form

This is a sign-up for the new live course with George Kordis. All interested students will be billed direct via PayPal through ”Cinnabar PC” company.

Any questions? Please email cinnabar2019@gmail.com

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