Advanced Icon Writing Workshop

September 26, 2017 - September 29, 2017
West Park NY

 Advanced  Icon Writing  Workshop

Tuesday, September 26 – Friday, September 29, 2017

Led by Christine Hales

The practice of Icon writing is based on praying before, during and finishing painting a sacred image.  That Image is usually a Holy Person, Christ, a Gospel story etc. that takes on new life through the creation of the Icon. Using the ancient method of painting with egg tempera we will create a simple Icon in the Byzantine Style.

You do not have to be an artist to write Icons! Christine Hales will guide you step by step through each stage of the process, providing demonstrations and lectures that will help you create your own Icon.

Icon materials are provided by the instructor and we can join in with the monastic cycle of daily prayer and Eucharist as part of the Icon writing process!

In addition to welcoming newcomers to Icon writing, this class is a perfect place for continuing Iconographers to develop and grow in their practice.  This class gives ample time for lectures on Icon History, development, and Icon Essentials such as Sacred Geometry, Light, and Imagery Development as well as increased painting time.

Class schedule: Tuesday evening,  all day and evening on  Wednesday and Thursday,  Friday  morning finishing with lunch.  Participation in prayer times at the monastery is encouraged.

Christine Hales is a well-loved teacher and iconographer whose icon commissions are at St. Vincent’s Church in Albany, the Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, NY, and many private collections. She has taught icon-writing workshops for over ten years, and her style of icon writing is both contemporary and honors the ancient traditions of iconography.  For more information, visit

Cost: $560; deposit: $120

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