Brush With God – Icon Painting

November 6, 2012 - November 9, 2012
West Park NY 12493

Led by The Rev. Peter Pearson, OSB

Tuesday, November 6 – Friday, November 9

For over twenty five years, Peter Pearson has been teaching others to paint
icons using the classic techniques of Byzantine iconography. In each
workshop there is a focus on the four fold way of iconographers: technique,
history, theology, and prayer. Each student will complete their own icon
from start to finish in a peaceful environment that fosters a deeper
experience of praying in and through the brush strokes. This year, we’ll do
a simple icon of Saint Michael the Archangel during out time together. No
previous experience or training in art is necessary and all materials will
be furnished. All that is required is a willingness to let go and to try
something new. Please join us for this exciting journey into Byzantine

Peter Pearson has been painting icons since he was 12 years old and
has taught hundreds of people to learn to paint them as well. The author of
two books on icon painting, he is also the rector of The Church of the Good
Shepherd in Scranton, PA and a vowed member of the New Benedictine
Community, an ecumenical monastic community. Each of these aspects of his
life nourishes his soul as well as the souls of those he serves.

Cost: $465, deposit: $80

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