Brush with God

November 11, 2014 - November 14, 2014
West Park NY


Brush with God

Tuesday, November 11 – Friday, November 14
:: Led by Rev. Peter Pearson

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 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

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