Certificate of Sacred Art Offered by Canadian University

by David Clayton on March 5, 2013

SacredArtwithMartinhoSt. Mary’s University College, which is an independent Catholic liberal arts university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is launching a Certificate in Sacred Arts. This is open to anyone. there are practical classes and lectures, but the emphasis appears to be learning through doing. Three of the teachers are known to me and cause me to recommend it. First Martinho Correia whom I met when I was studying in Florence is doing much of the organisation and is teaching the Western naturalistic tradition; second my own teacher Aidan Hart is teaching iconography and third Jed Gibbons who teaches illumination.

Students have the choice of either taking a single workshop or registering for a series of workshops to qualify for the newly-created Certificate in the Sacred Arts – Foundations. The first courses being offered in 2013 include:

Methods of the Masters of the Western Sacred Art Tradition taught by Martinho Isidro Correia

The Foundations of Calligraphy taught by Renate Worthington

Iconography taught by Aidan Hart

The Art of Manuscript Illumination taught by Jed Gibbons

Stained Glass for Beginners taught by Jody Martin

Gregorian Chant Workshop taught by Malcolm Edwards

For a more detailed description of the courses see: www.stmu.ca/sacredarts

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