Courses by Hanna Ward

Traditional Byzantine icon painting with Hanna Ward

Hanna Ward is a Diploma Iconographer, Illuminated Manuscript painter, Design Consultant with BA(Hons) in Interior Architecture and MA in Traditional Sacred Arts at Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts London.

Hanna is a Finnish born British Iconographer based in Surrey and London, who teaches Traditional Byzantine icon painting with egg tempera to beginners and more experienced painters, with both Greek and Russian techniques. Hanna has been teaching at the PFSTA for many years and also in various venues both in UK and abroad.  Hanna also teaches Illuminated Manuscript painting and folk art, and she paints regular commissions to churches, chapels and private collectors.

For commissions or lessons please contact Hanna via:   or telephone: 07518 341288


I recently taught an online drawing course for icon painters at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts (PFSTA)  for four Mondays  (17th January ​- 7th February 2022)

Hana Ward drawing

I will the teach an in person icon course at the PFSTA  ​7th March to  11th March.   We will paint Archangel Michael . There will be a further course in September (​5th September to 9th September) .   Please  check the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts website as I teach there regularly once a term.   The PFSTA also has pages on LinkedIn.

I also give a six day workshop at Worth Abbey in July  (​25th to 31st July) . The icons will be blessed in the Abbey on Sunday July 31st  (the course finishes on Saturday).   The Worth Abbey painting week is either with full board and single room or just the course and lunch if you live nearby and want to go home.  We will paint an image of Christ.

A course is also planned at Flores del Camino (on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela) in Spain in November ​(5th to  to 13th).  In Flores del Camino we will paint the icon of Mary Magdalene. The accommodation is in single room and full board.  Also, in Flores del Camino we have a very unusual and exciting first day as we go to the mountainside on the Camino to collect some yellow and red ochre and we will grind it and prepare it ready for our icon painting!

There will be a course on Traditional Pysanky Easter egg wax-resist painting at Southwark Cathedral on 26th March . In Caterham, Surrey, I hold courses in my studio (at the moment on Saturdays). I also each occasionally  at my holiday home in Finland.Hana Ward drawing

Anyone interested, please contact me:

Telephone:  07518 341288

Finally, if anyone is interested in organising a painting group in their country or town, I am happy to travel …

A sample of some of my work follows.   Please contact me if you would like further information.

February 15th 2022