Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Williams Center Lobby
Mariana Forbes

You are invited to observe an icon painting workshop lead by Russian icon painter, teacher, and lecturer, Marina Forbes. Forbes will demonstrate techniques such as image rendering, brushstrokes, detailing and highlighting for students in “History, Art and Culture of Russia and Eastern Europe,” co-taught by Ida Sinkević (Art) and Josh Sanborn (History). In the course of the afternoon students will create icons using traditional and contemporary materials and methods.

(Please note: Participation in the workshop is not open to the public, but you are welcome to observe Forbes and the students for all or part of the workshop.)

 Master iconographer Marina Forbes has been teaching icon painting in the U.S., Europe, and Russia for 25 years and lectures extensively on Russian arts, history, and culture. She received Awards for the Artistic Excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Forbes is listed on the New Hampshire Humanities Council Roster, and on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts' Rosters for Traditional Arts, Arts in Education, and Arts in Healthcare.

 The workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Windows to Heaven. Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons, at the Williams Center Gallery,  February 5-March 25. The Museum of Russian Icons is located in Clinton, Mass.

 (Please note date change from February 21)

Sponsored by: 
The exhibition and related programs are supported by the departments of Art, History, Music, Religion, Russian and East European Studies, and the Lafayette Art Galleries

Contact information

Michiko Okaya, Ida Sinkevic