Master Iconographer and Course Instructor, Hanna-Leena Ward, announced today that, on 11 September 2015, St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute graduate, Subdeacon Spyridon Morrow, completed, (with Honors), the Byzantine Icon-Painting Course at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, (PSTA), in London (UK).
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for that course, the student mastered and implemented a 27-step Icon-Painting process, which culminated in the painting of a close-up image of St. Michael the Archangel using egg tempera and natural and semi-precious pigments. The student used geometry in the design of the halo, which was gilded with 23.5 carat gold leaf, (click on image of St. Michael the Archangel for slide-show).
Subdeacon Spyridon Morrow has been certified by His Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Eminence ATHENAGORAS, Metropolitan-Archbishop of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Islands of the Caribbean, (Ecumenical Patriarchate), as an Archdiocesan Iconographer.
To order Hand-Painted Icons, contact Subdeacon Spyridon Morrow