Certificate of Sacred Art Offered by Canadian University

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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David Clayton

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David is an Englishman living in New Hampshire, USA. He is an artist, teacher, published writer and broadcaster who holds a permanent post as Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Liberal Arts at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. The Way of Beauty program, which is offered at TMC, focuses on the link between Catholic culture, with a special emphasis on art, and the liturgy. David was received into the Church in London in 1993. Visit the Way of Beauty blog at thewayofbeauty.org.

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