Iconography Courses at Turvey Abbey

These pages about past courses are included for general The Holy Trinityinformation only.  Please use the links for further and more current details of courses and workshops available.

Course dates for 2020 were

  • May 5th – 10th (Tuesday – Sunday)

  • September 22nd – 27th (Tuesday – Sunday)

These (residential) iconography courses are led by Sr. Esther and all courses include:

  • Teaching about icons and iconography
  • Daily meditation on an icon and its meaning
  • Drawing exercises and techniques
  • Individual and group tuition
  • Actually painting an icon

Cost of a course (payable on booking) and other information is given on the  booking form.

Please download the PDF of the booking form using the following link:

Icon Courses at Turvey Abbey 2020(icon-week-flyer-2020.pdf)

No drawing or painting experience is needed and all are welcome.


Icon painting is a meditative, prayerful painting of an image that aims to depict the true inner likeness of Christ, Mary or the saints. Icons express the future unity of the whole of creation and are a visible manifestation of humankind’s spiritual power to redeem creation through beauty and art. By painting an icon we seek to express the Divine nature with which Christ is endowed and the inner spiritual reality which animates the saints.

Please apply to Sister Esther at esther.turvey@btinternet.com