Biblical Art

Master-class in Icon painting by Georgy Mironov

Master-class in Icon painting by splendid professional artist Georgy Mironov (Moscow) was held at the Academy for the Bible Art students, October 14-23, 2019. His icons are on display in many Orthodox Churches in Riga, Daugavpils and Jelgava, and his style has essentially influenced many Latvian young artists and Icon painters with his exquisite sense of color, nuanced line drawing and gorgeous gold shine. Latvian Christian academy was privileged to welcome G.Mironov for several sessions since 2008.

Calligraphic Transcript of the Preamble of Latvian Constitution presented to the National Library in its Centenary

Students of the Bible Art programme together with their teacher George van Durtanosky, DrHC of Latvian Christian Academy (Macedonia – Germany) and Rector of the Academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane presented calligraphic transript of the Preamble of Latvian Constitution to the Latvian National Library and its director Mr. Andris Vilks in September 17, 2019.

ERASMUS+ in Bethlehem University

Teacher at Biblical Arts study programme assist.prof. Beata Soloveja worked in Bethlehem University (Palestine) within the ERASMUS+ personnel teaching mobility, September 16-19, 2019. She hosted Art therapy master-class for both students and teachers of the Social work programme. Added value: inter-universities agreement between Latvian Christian academy and Bethlehem Icon center.

ERASMUS+ in Bethlehem University

In September 16-20, 2019, assist.prof. Alexander Shabelnik from the Biblical Art study programme at Latvian Christian academy worked in Bethlehem University (Palestine), hosting master-class “The use of the Church art in education of social workers”.

Conference on Sacred Art Heritage in Riga city environment

Academic conference on “Sacred Art heritage in the city environment, monuments and memorial places in Riga and Europe: Experience, practice and conclusions” was held in Riga, September 12-13, 2019. Priest. Jānis Dravants, lecturer at Latvian Christian academy, took part with presentation about “Symbols of the Orthodox Church in the Riga city environment”.

Mr. George van Durtanosky (Germany, The Netherlands) awarded with the Honorary Degree of Latvian Christian academy

Mr. George van Durtanosky (Germany, The Netherlands) was awarded with the Honorary Degree of Latvian Christian academy (DrHC) at the open Senate meeting in October 4, 2018. Latvian Christian academy has been privileged to welcome Mr van Durtanosky – Calligrapher and specialist in Medieval illuminated manuscripts – since 2013; he has held Master classes for […]

Excursion of art students to unique monasteries in Pskov

Students of the Biblical art study programme together with their teacher, Icon painter K.Tambovskaya, visited the world-famous monastery in Pechori (Pskov, Russia). They visited the Kremlin, its splendid Cathedral of St. Trinity, churches of John the Baptist and St. Basil the Great, and historical reservation of the old Russian architecture “Поганкины палаты”. They saw icons […]

International summer school “Aesthetics of Latvian identity: signs ir sacred art”.

In July 11 – 21, 2016, an international summer school “Aesthetics of Latvian identity: signs ir sacred art” is held at Latvian Christianity with financial support from State Education Development Agency (VIAA). Students from Estonia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Greece, China and Uzbekistan have arrived for the course. The program offers theoretical lectures in the topic, […]

Dedication of the Icon of the Holy Family at Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Riga Old City .

Studies at Latvian Christian academy are attended by Roman Catholics, Orthodoxes and Lutherans. One of the students, Laura Valle, being Roman Catholic, has made a research in the history of iconography of the Holy Family, painted an icon and defended her Bachelor thesis in Arts this spring. Icon was conceived as a gift to the […]

End-semester show / exam of works of the Art class students.

In May 30, 2016, a final art show / exam was held for students of the Biblical art study programme. Study works in painting, composition and drawing were exhibited and analysed by teachers and professors of the Programme.