Julia Hayes is creating Iconography Tutorials
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Hi! I'm Julia Hayes, a South African born iconographer living in Greece. I have also studied Theology and done post-graduate studies in Liturgics at the University of Athens. If you are unfamiliar with my work you can see it here: www.ikonographics.net and you can read more about me in this interview with OAJ

I have often been asked by people all over the world if I teach iconography workshops. To try and fulfill this need I started making some "work in progress" iconography video tutorials on YouTube. These videos require a great deal of time, effort and expense and like all artists I still need to pay my rent and bills. That is where Patreon comes in. If you enjoy and benefit from these video tutorials you now have the opportunity to support this work and keep it going by coming a Patron. This will help cover the costs of materials and equipment and will allow me to make more videos. Your support will also allow me to do more creative work besides commissions.

So what is this iconography course about?

This is not a standard weekend iconography workshop where you simply learn to  trace an icon and "paint-by-numbers". It was never the tradition of the Church to make "photocopies" of old icons, but sadly this modern "tradition" is destroying the creative tradition of the Church. Every period of iconography from the Comnene to the Paleologian periods to the Cretan School has it's own style within the Byzantine system of painting and the iconographic tradition of the Church. In these tutorials you will be  introduced to the Byzantine system of painting and given tools that will allow you create within the tradition of the Church.  My aim is to make a series of tutorials starting with the basics of drawing icons (without which the creative process of making icons is impossible) and progressing to painting in traditional tetrachrome (using only four colours) and underpainting. Once we've learned the basic "tools of the trade" we will progress to painting a variety of icons from simple to more advanced.  Unlike the old tutorials I did, these will have full voice over where I explain how things are done. There will also be short time-lapse sketch videos that are helpful for showing the process of drawing (including how I make mistakes and correct them!). A limited number or Patrons will have the possibility of receiving a monthly assignment that I will critique and correct. Besides the video tutorials, my patrons will also have exclusive access to other projects including my New Ecclesiastical Year's resolution to , God willing, make  a daily sketch of one of the Saints of the day. The aim of this is also to provide material and inspiration for you to sketch icons daily.


I have divided Patrons into two categories so that you can choose the Rewards that suit you. The Student category is for those interested in learning iconography and the Supporter category is for those who want to support me in making the tutorials and my creative work.

Any support is greatly appreciated and will benefit not only myself, but those who want to learn iconography. Thank you.

Here is a rough overview of what we will be covering in these tutorials. The exact order many change and I may insert additional lessons as I see what students' needs are:

Patreon Tutorials Overview
Drawing Tutorials
  • A)Drawing the Face
  • 1)Introduction to Line, Rhythm and Drawing the Face
  • 2)Drawing the Face in Dynamic Frontal Pose with Curved Axes
  • 3)Drawing Ascetic Faces and Beards
  • 4)Drawing the Face in ¾ Pose Part 1 (Reverential Pose)
  • 5)Drawing the Face in ¾ Pose Part 2 (Upward Facing Pose)
  • 6)Drawing a child’s face
  • B)Drawing a half figure
  • 1)Drawing hands
  • 2)Drawing the half figure in frontal pose
  • 3)Drawing the half figure in ¾ pose
  • C)Drawing a full figure
  • 1)Drawing Feet
  • 2)The basics of drawing a full figure
  • 3)Drawing a full figure Apostle
  • 4)Drawing A full figure Woman Saint
  • 5)Drawing a full figure Hierarch
  • 6)Drawing a full figure Soldier
  • 7)Drawing a full figure Angel
  • (There will be Patron-only polls to choose which saints we will draw)
  • 8)Drawing a seated figure
  • D)Drawing the Theotokos with Christ
  • 1)…

  • E)Drawing Landscape and Buildings
  • 1)Drawing Mountains and landscape (water, trees etc)
  • 2)Drawing buildings

Gilding
  • A)Oil gilding
Painting Tutorials

  • A)Introduction to Painting (Proplasmos Technique)
  • 1)Materials, making egg tempera and the basics of tetrachome (limited palette)
  • 2)Painting the Face
  • 3)Painting Hands
  • 4)Painting Feet
  • 5)Painting garments ( this will probably be covered in more than one video to show how the colours work together in tetrachrome)
  • B)Painting a Half Figure Icon (Patron-only poll to decide which icon)
  • 1)Drawing the sketch
  • 2)Painting the Garments
  • 3)Painting the Face
  • 4)Painting the Hands
  • C)Painting with the Underpainting Technique
  • 1)Introduction to the underpainting technique (painting garments)
  • 2)…
  • D)Painting a Half Figure icon with the underpainting technique (Patron -only poll to decide which icon)
  • 1)…
  • E)Painting half figure Apostle (patron-only poll)
  • F)Painting a half figure woman saint (patron only poll)
  • G)Painting a half figure hierarch (patron-only poll)
  • H)Painting a half figure military saint (patron-only poll)
  • I)Painting a half figure angel (patron only poll)
  • J)Painting a full figure saint (patron only poll)

Composition
  • A)Composing an icon (we will compose an icon with a seated or full length figure)
  • 1)Introduction to composing and drawing the composition
  • 2)Painting the icon…
  • 3)…
  • B)Composing an icon (possibly Annunciation)
  • 1)Composing and drawing the icon
  • 2)Painting the icon
  • 3)...
  • C)We will continue to paint a variety of different icons…

Here is a preview of the first drawing tutorial:

Sample tutorial:

This is an example of a time-lapse drawing video:


Tiers
Supporter $1
$1 or more per month
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos
  • Patron-only polls
Supporter $5
$5 or more per month
 
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy. 
  • After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy.

 



Student $10
$10 or more per month

  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos 
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos.
  • Access to PDF notes for the tutorials
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 


Supporter $25
$25 or more per month (sold out!)
 
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Laminated print of the icon of your choice (monthly)
  • Your name in the credits of my videos 
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 


Student $25
$25 or more per month
 
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos 
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos.
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Access to time-lapse videos of sketches
  • Your name in the credits of my videos 
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 

Supporter $50
$50 or more per month
  • A 15x20cm (6x8 in) hand-painted icon of the Eastern Orthodox Saint of your choice (annually)
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Access to time-lapse videos of sketches
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 

Student $50
$50 or more per month (sold out!)

  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos and timelapse videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Access to time-lapse videos of sketches 
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • Monthly homework assignment and critique/ correction of sketches (this critique/correction is only for sketches given in the homework assignment)
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 

Supporter $100
$100 or more per month
  • 22x28cm (8.5x11in) hand-painted icon of the Eastern Orthodox Saint of your choice (annually) 
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos and timelapse videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Access to time-lapse videos of sketches
  • Your name in the credits of my videos 
  • Free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  • Free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 

Goals
107 of 200 patrons
Upgrade my computer to one that can actually handle video editing.
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Hi! I'm Julia Hayes, a South African born iconographer living in Greece. I have also studied Theology and done post-graduate studies in Liturgics at the University of Athens. If you are unfamiliar with my work you can see it here: www.ikonographics.net and you can read more about me in this interview with OAJ

I have often been asked by people all over the world if I teach iconography workshops. To try and fulfill this need I started making some "work in progress" iconography video tutorials on YouTube. These videos require a great deal of time, effort and expense and like all artists I still need to pay my rent and bills. That is where Patreon comes in. If you enjoy and benefit from these video tutorials you now have the opportunity to support this work and keep it going by coming a Patron. This will help cover the costs of materials and equipment and will allow me to make more videos. Your support will also allow me to do more creative work besides commissions.

So what is this iconography course about?

This is not a standard weekend iconography workshop where you simply learn to  trace an icon and "paint-by-numbers". It was never the tradition of the Church to make "photocopies" of old icons, but sadly this modern "tradition" is destroying the creative tradition of the Church. Every period of iconography from the Comnene to the Paleologian periods to the Cretan School has it's own style within the Byzantine system of painting and the iconographic tradition of the Church. In these tutorials you will be  introduced to the Byzantine system of painting and given tools that will allow you create within the tradition of the Church.  My aim is to make a series of tutorials starting with the basics of drawing icons (without which the creative process of making icons is impossible) and progressing to painting in traditional tetrachrome (using only four colours) and underpainting. Once we've learned the basic "tools of the trade" we will progress to painting a variety of icons from simple to more advanced.  Unlike the old tutorials I did, these will have full voice over where I explain how things are done. There will also be short time-lapse sketch videos that are helpful for showing the process of drawing (including how I make mistakes and correct them!). A limited number or Patrons will have the possibility of receiving a monthly assignment that I will critique and correct. Besides the video tutorials, my patrons will also have exclusive access to other projects including my New Ecclesiastical Year's resolution to , God willing, make  a daily sketch of one of the Saints of the day. The aim of this is also to provide material and inspiration for you to sketch icons daily.


I have divided Patrons into two categories so that you can choose the Rewards that suit you. The Student category is for those interested in learning iconography and the Supporter category is for those who want to support me in making the tutorials and my creative work.

Any support is greatly appreciated and will benefit not only myself, but those who want to learn iconography. Thank you.

Here is a rough overview of what we will be covering in these tutorials. The exact order many change and I may insert additional lessons as I see what students' needs are:

Patreon Tutorials Overview
Drawing Tutorials
  • A)Drawing the Face
  • 1)Introduction to Line, Rhythm and Drawing the Face
  • 2)Drawing the Face in Dynamic Frontal Pose with Curved Axes
  • 3)Drawing Ascetic Faces and Beards
  • 4)Drawing the Face in ¾ Pose Part 1 (Reverential Pose)
  • 5)Drawing the Face in ¾ Pose Part 2 (Upward Facing Pose)
  • 6)Drawing a child’s face
  • B)Drawing a half figure
  • 1)Drawing hands
  • 2)Drawing the half figure in frontal pose
  • 3)Drawing the half figure in ¾ pose
  • C)Drawing a full figure
  • 1)Drawing Feet
  • 2)The basics of drawing a full figure
  • 3)Drawing a full figure Apostle
  • 4)Drawing A full figure Woman Saint
  • 5)Drawing a full figure Hierarch
  • 6)Drawing a full figure Soldier
  • 7)Drawing a full figure Angel
  • (There will be Patron-only polls to choose which saints we will draw)
  • 8)Drawing a seated figure
  • D)Drawing the Theotokos with Christ
  • 1)…

  • E)Drawing Landscape and Buildings
  • 1)Drawing Mountains and landscape (water, trees etc)
  • 2)Drawing buildings

Gilding
  • A)Oil gilding
Painting Tutorials

  • A)Introduction to Painting (Proplasmos Technique)
  • 1)Materials, making egg tempera and the basics of tetrachome (limited palette)
  • 2)Painting the Face
  • 3)Painting Hands
  • 4)Painting Feet
  • 5)Painting garments ( this will probably be covered in more than one video to show how the colours work together in tetrachrome)
  • B)Painting a Half Figure Icon (Patron-only poll to decide which icon)
  • 1)Drawing the sketch
  • 2)Painting the Garments
  • 3)Painting the Face
  • 4)Painting the Hands
  • C)Painting with the Underpainting Technique
  • 1)Introduction to the underpainting technique (painting garments)
  • 2)…
  • D)Painting a Half Figure icon with the underpainting technique (Patron -only poll to decide which icon)
  • 1)…
  • E)Painting half figure Apostle (patron-only poll)
  • F)Painting a half figure woman saint (patron only poll)
  • G)Painting a half figure hierarch (patron-only poll)
  • H)Painting a half figure military saint (patron-only poll)
  • I)Painting a half figure angel (patron only poll)
  • J)Painting a full figure saint (patron only poll)

Composition
  • A)Composing an icon (we will compose an icon with a seated or full length figure)
  • 1)Introduction to composing and drawing the composition
  • 2)Painting the icon…
  • 3)…
  • B)Composing an icon (possibly Annunciation)
  • 1)Composing and drawing the icon
  • 2)Painting the icon
  • 3)...
  • C)We will continue to paint a variety of different icons…

Here is a preview of the first drawing tutorial:

Sample tutorial:

This is an example of a time-lapse drawing video:


Recent posts by Julia Hayes

Tiers
Supporter $1
$1 or more per month
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos
  • Patron-only polls
Supporter $5
$5 or more per month
 
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy. 
  • After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy.

 



Student $10
$10 or more per month

  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos 
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos.
  • Access to PDF notes for the tutorials
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 


Supporter $25
$25 or more per month (sold out!)
 
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Laminated print of the icon of your choice (monthly)
  • Your name in the credits of my videos 
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 


Student $25
$25 or more per month
 
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos 
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos.
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Access to time-lapse videos of sketches
  • Your name in the credits of my videos 
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 

Supporter $50
$50 or more per month
  • A 15x20cm (6x8 in) hand-painted icon of the Eastern Orthodox Saint of your choice (annually)
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to tutorial videos
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Access to time-lapse videos of sketches
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 

Student $50
$50 or more per month (sold out!)

  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos and timelapse videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Access to time-lapse videos of sketches 
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • Monthly homework assignment and critique/ correction of sketches (this critique/correction is only for sketches given in the homework assignment)
  • After a pledging  support of $60 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  •  After a pledging  support of $100 Patrons will receive a free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy. 

 

Supporter $100
$100 or more per month
  • 22x28cm (8.5x11in) hand-painted icon of the Eastern Orthodox Saint of your choice (annually) 
  • Access to Patreon exclusive daily sketches  
  • Exclusive work in progress photos and timelapse videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Access to pdf tutorials with photos of the process with notes 
  • Access to time-lapse videos of sketches
  • Your name in the credits of my videos 
  • Free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Face on Udemy.
  • Free coupon for lifetime access to the series on Drawing the Half-Figure on Udemy.