Brush with God: Icon Retreat
Tuesday, November 12 – Friday, November 15
Led by Peter Pearson, osb
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 iconography!
Peter Pearson, osb, 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