Design Artel №1

The activity of the «Design Artel №1» workshop is devoted to the icon-painting (the Old Russian painting) and realized with the blessing from the Metropolitan of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas, Nickolay (Kutepov).
The workshop was established by Shindyjkin I.P. and Ermoshin V.I. in 1995 in Nizhny Novgorod.
We specialize in:

  • creation of  the iconostasis, church, home, wedding and name icons, painted according to the technology of the  icon painting schools of XII – XIX centuries; 
  • restoration of the ancient icons.

Our works were repeatedly displayed on church and secular art exhibitions in Nizhny Novgorod (since 1995), on "Artists of Russia to Nizhny Novgorod Fair” (1996), on Orthodox art exhibition in Saint Petersburg (1998) and on All-Russian Art exhibition  "Russia» in Moscow (2004).

Great number of icons created by our workshop was acquired not only by cathedrals of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, but by believers, connoisseurs of art in Russia, as well as abroad.

For creation of the icons only natural materials are used:

  • linden, cypress, pine boards;
  • pavoloka (linen canvas), levkas (chalk gesso);
  • egg tempera on the basis of natural components and dyes;
  • gold and silver leaves and gilding;
  • home-made drying oils and varnishes.

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