ICON WRITING: A Glimpse of the Kingdom

November 10, 2012 - November 16, 2012
Hendersonville NC 28793-0250


November 10, 2012 – November 16, 2012

This event has filled. You may register for the waiting list. Your deposit will be refunded if space does not come available.

Annunciation IconIcon writing is an ancient painting technique in which the process and the finished work inspire prayerful meditation.

To allow for individual instruction, this workshop is limited to 25 participants. Beginners and experienced iconographers alike will find this course rewarding.

Icons will be written in Jo Sonia acrylic paint and gold leaf, a medium that most closely resembles the traditional egg tempera.

This year, students will recreate the Annunciation icon, which depicts the angel Gabriel delivering the news to the Virgin Mary that she will conceive the son of God.

During this six-day retreat, participants will focus on their art while incorporating Gregorian chant, praying with icons, silent time, lively group discussions and daily Eucharists into this deeply moving experience to gain “a glimpse of the Kingdom.”


About the instructor

Teresa Harrison with studentsTeresa Harrison of Coronado, Calif., returns for her tenth year of teaching icon writing at Kanuga.

She is a lifelong Episcopalian who has studied with master iconographers Phillip Zimmerman and Ksenia Pokrovsky. Her work has been published in The Living Church and Anglican Episcopal World.

In addition to Kanuga, she has taught at churches and retreat centers in California, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Cuba.


Additional staff

CHAPLAIN: The Rev. Anne Bridgers is rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in the Great Valley in Malvern, Pa.


Double Occupancy $825 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Single Occupancy $1025 per person
Includes same as above. (Based on availability)
Commuter $630 per person
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities. (For residents of Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, Buncombe, Haywood or Greenville counties only)


Deposit $100 per person
Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due October 10
(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)


Check-in 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Check-out After breakfast Friday, Nov. 16


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Categories: Retreats  |  Spirituality  |  The Arts