ICONOGRAPHY: The Gospel in Line and Color

February 21, 2015 - February 27, 2015
Hendersonville NC


February 21, 2015 – February 27, 2015

Extend your retreat for an extra day! Arrive early on Feb. 20 and Kanuga will provide lodging, breakfast and lunch.

Experience the compelling practice of painting an icon using techniques developed before the year 1000 A.D.  Using gold leaf and egg tempera on gessoed boards, instructor Suzanne Schleck guides you through a week of art and prayer. You may choose to paint an icon of St. Christopher or the Holy Face of Jesus.  Schleck has studied iconography for more than 20 years and welcomes experienced artists as well as beginners.

Days begin with an early morning Eucharist followed by an anointing of hands in the studio. Noonday prayers are said before lunch and each day ends with evening prayer in Kanuga’s Chapel of the Transfiguration.

Space is limited to 30 participants.

About the staff

Suzanne Schleck, left, assisting students
INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne Schleck of Whiting, N.J., returns for her tenth year of teaching icon painting at Kanuga. A retired public school art teacher, she has studied for more than 20 years with the Rev. John Walsted, master iconographer and expert on 14th to 16th century Russian icons, and has taken additional workshops with Robert Lentz and the Prosopon School of Iconography. Her work has been published in Episcopal Life and in several online exhibits with Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts, as well as the 2006 General Convention and Princeton Theological Seminary.

ASSISTANT: Lydia McKibbin, Tom’s River, N.J.

CHAPLAIN: The Rev. Valerie Redpath, rector at St. James Church, Long Branch, N.J.


Double Occupancy $980 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Single Occupancy $1,225 per person
Includes same as above. (Based on availability)
Commuter $700 per person
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities.
$690 per person
Includes lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Optional Feb. 20 Early Arrival $75 per person
Includes lodging, breakfast and lunch


Deposit $100 per person
Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due January 21
(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, Feb. 21
Check-out After breakfast Friday, Feb. 27


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