Iconography with Suzanne Schleck

February 9, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Iconography with Suzanne Schleck

The gospel in line and color


February 9th-15th, 2019   


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. Schleck has studied iconography for over 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 an evening prayer in Kanuga’s Chapel of the Transfiguration.

Space is limited to 30 participants.

About the Instructor

Suzanne Schleck - Iconography RetreatSuzanne Schleck of Whiting, NJ, returns for her thirteenth 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.

This year’s Icons:

“Elijah being fed by the Raven”

“The Good Shepherd”


Rates are per person and includes six nights lodging and meals beginning with supper on Saturday and ending with lunch on Friday.

Adult Double- $1215
Adult Single- $1405
Non-Participating Guest – $840
Commuter- $790
Early Arrival on February 8th- $80
Stay Over on February 15th– $80

Register by October 9th to receive a 10% discount.

Payment and Cancellations:

A $100 deposit, per person, is required at the time of registration. This nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is deducted from the total fee. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Balance due: Payment in full is required beginning 30 days before the event start date, which is also the Balance Due date for those only paying the initial deposit when registering.

Cancellations: Cancellations and refunds are provided in a tiered system based on proximity to the event start date. Any cancellation made at least 21 days before the event start date (January 27) will result in a refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 20-15 days before the event start date (January 28 – February 2) will receive a 50% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 14-8 days before the event start date (February 3 – February 9) will receive a 25% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event start date are not eligible for a refund (after February 10). All cancellations must be in writing.

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