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The Ministry of Iconography

The Divine Iconographer is the Holy Spirit. Nothing can be accomplished without the grace of the Holy Spirit. By coming into deeper communion with God through prayer and practice, the prayerful art form of the icon can cultivate spiritual awareness calling us to become one in God’s truth. The icon reveals the truth of the grace of the Holy Spirit coming to all Christians and affecting all of salvation. St. Athanasius exclaimed, “God became man, so that man might become God”. In other words, life is a calling to become perfect. The desire to become perfect is a holy task. The icon is a holy gift which in its artistic perfection is not only a reflection of celestial glory, but a concrete example of matter restored to its original harmony and beauty in the grace of the Holy Spirit.

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2019 Icon Class Information

The 2019 class schedule is now available for icon class. All sessions concentrate on technique, along with a spiritual and theological study on the prototype. Further details will soon follow!  Please register by sending a deposit of $75.00 to Icon Art Studios, 13921 127th Street North, Stillwater, MN, 55082. All inquiries can be sent via […]

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Christ is Risen!

Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen! ” PASCHA- Elder Father Vasily Ermakov and Elder Father Nikolai Gurianov” By Vasily Bratanyuk (friend and colleague in Russia) from the book, Miracles of the Orthodox Church by Mary Efrosini Gregory, ” It is of great comfort to consider Christ’s faithfulness towards us, which He displays by giving […]

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Future Pilgrimages 2019

Future possibilities for pilgrimages to Russia taking place in 2019 are being discussed with my colleagues. We hope to provide a deeply spiritual journey where we will visit and observe monastery life, rural church and parish life, restorative iconography projects and techniques, and be able to spend ample time visiting the popular cultural and spiritual sites […]

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Thank You all 2018 Icon Students

We have ended our 2018 winter icon class sessions and extend a thank you to both the Basilica and St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church for offering their space to support the work of iconography.  Our next sessions will be egg tempera technique offered in the upcoming summer months. Please visit 2018 Summer Workshops at https://korlukastudios.com/2018/03/summer-egg-tempera-workshops-2/ […]

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2018 Summer Egg Tempera Workshops

Summer Egg Tempera Workshops A schedule of 3 sessions will take place from 9:30 to 3:00 at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 2215 Third Street NE, Minneapolis. Please call Deb at 612-889-5868 or email at akorluka@aol.com to register and order your icon board. The board measures 18 inches by 22 inches. We anticipate […]

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Thank you Session 1 Participants

We had a very enriching and contemplative study during session 1 in the midst of working on the icon of The Holy Face. In light of all the responsibilities and duties our lives become wrapped around, I am extremely grateful to everyone for devoting your time and energy in learning how to paint icons. In […]

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Christ is Born!

Glorify Him! Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, Has shone to the world the light of knowledge; For by it those who worshipped the stars Were taught by a star To worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, And to know Thee, the Dayspring From On High, O Lord, glory to Thee! Icon of Mother of […]

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Welcome Session 1 Icon Class

there is still time to register for Session 1 Please register by sending a deposit of $75.00 to Icon Art Studios, 13921 127th Street North, Stillwater, MN, 55082. All inquiries can be sent via e-mail or by calling 612-889-5868. Welcome to Icon Class     https://korlukastudios.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1115&action=edit Icon class will serve the purpose of an introductory study […]

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Pictures from the 2017 Fall Pilgrimage

Russia/St. Petersburg and Novgorod We give thanks to our Russian partners/friends who greatly enhanced our experience with their knowledge and hospitality! Thank you Slava, Tamara, Nadia and Sergey. We are looking forward to the next opportunity to travel to Russia and visit the many beautiful religious, spiritual, cultural, historical and artistic sites. Holy Land/Jerusalem It […]

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