Icon-Writing Retreat

June 16, 2019 - June 22, 2019
West CornwallCT
Icon-Writing Retreat
June 16–22, 2019


Lenten Retreat


The ancient practice of making icons is rooted in an understanding of God as present in all things, and prayer as the act of attention and creation. Immerse yourself in this prayerful experience by creating an icon yourself. Over the course of six days, noted iconographer and teacher Susan Von Medicus will lead us through the stages of writing a classical icon. The week will include ample time for learning technique and creating the icon, as well as experiencing God in the abundance of nature, our common table, and our common prayer. This retreat is especially meant for newcomers to icon-making.

Led by Susan Von Medicus, iconographer and teacher.

This retreat is not suitable for young children.

This retreat has special pricing. Single-occupancy tuition for this 6-day retreat is $460.00. This includes your room, meals, and snacks. There is an additional materials fee of $160, which includes gessoed wood panel, 23K gold leaf, natural hair brushes, mineral pigments, egg tempera, and study guides.

There is a minimum of 8 students needed to hold this retreat, with a maximum of 15. Please register promptly to hold your place.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact the guest house at [email protected] or the Rev. Daniel Simons at 347-601-9612 for more information.

Categories: Prayer  |  Retreats  |  The Arts