Ancient Byzantine Iconography

Write an icon of the Mother of God of Tenderness in the ancient Byzantine style

A  seven-day icon-writing course led by Deacon Nikita Andrejev, of the Prosopon School of Iconology

June 13th – 19th 2023

Over the seven days of this iconography course, students will develop the contemplative practice of icon writing using the ancient art of liquid egg tempera technique.

The teaching of the technical craft of icon writing will be accompanied by the study of the theological world view from which the practice emerged. The practical demonstrations and direction will therefore be framed by a discussion of the symbolic meaning of the iconic forms, of the materials and of the processes involved.

Surrounded by peace and beautiful scenery, this week-long immersion into an ancient form of prayer and the accompanying technique serves as an excellent opportunity to refresh and recreate your soul in prayer and a warm community environment.

“It is always a privilege and a humble experience to be part of an icon painting class; but it is particularly with this class that I learnt the most and had the most change in myself”


Full board* & lodging, single room: £890 p.p.

Full board* & lodging, twin room: £790 p.p.

Non-residential, full board (lunch and dinner*): £640 p.p.

A non-refundable deposit of £250 will be required upon booking.

Balance of course fees will be due 1 month before the course, and may be spread over several instalments prior to this date.

*Please note: all meals on this course are fish or vegetarian, as is the custom in this work.

“The facilities here were absolutely wonderful. When I walked in I immediately felt blessed to have this space to work in”

“A very professional, spiritual and calm environment: perfect for icon painting”

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