Color and Light in the Icon

Led By: Christine Hales
Suggested Donation: $610

Tuesday, 16 July – Friday, 19 July 2019

This is a great retreat if you want to understand the Byzantium color mixing system and be able to apply that to mixing your own colors. We will write an Icon of Christ for this retreat.  If you have a different Icon you’d like to paint, email Christine with the image and you can work together before the class to make that possible.

You will learn more detailed information about Icon writing History, color theory, and have a slide show comparing religious painting vs Icon writing as a way of understanding the difference in your own Iconography.

Costs include Tuition, materials, and room and meals at the Monastery.

Christine Simoneau Hales is a well loved teacher and Iconographer who holds a BFA in Painting and an MS in Art Therapy. She has been writing Icons for over twenty years and her Icons are in many churches and private collections nationally. She is founder of the American Association of Iconographers and recently published a book on Icon writing: “Eyes of Fire” available on