Studenica Monastery, Serbia

Six-Day Icon Workshop May 8 – 13, 2022 Studenica Monastery, Serbia

Serbian monastery 

With the blessing of Abbot Tikhon, the Studenica monastery, welcomes students, pilgrims and seekers to the first icon workshop of the Centre for Church Studies and the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography:  (

There are daily academic lectures by Dr. Vladimir Cvetkovic and six hours of instruction in the Prosopon School method by Lydia Hull, and students will complete an icon of Archangel Michael.



Daily Schedule:

Breakfast – Morning Lecture – 3 hours of Instruction/ painting – Lunch break – 3 hours of Instruction/ painting – Dinner
(Exact times depends on monastery schedule).  Students are encouraged to attend as many services as possible at the monastery.


We will stay at the guesthouse within the monastery compound:

Single room occupancy p.p. per day fullboard: $31
Double room occupancy p.p. per day fullboard: $29

Rooms are simple, clean. You may request a private room, depending on capacity.
Private rooms are on a first come first serve basis. All meals will be at the monastery guesthouse.

For booking please e-mail:

Cost of the workshop: $600 US dollars

The fee includes materials and lectures.

To Register:

Please contact Dr. Vladimir Cvetkovic at:


Lydia Hull at:

50% non-refundable deposit due by March 15, 2022 Remainder due by April 30, 2022. If organizer cancels course, all funds will be returned.

Addition opportunities:

  • Afternoon excursions or day trip add on after the course is completed to monasteries such as Zhicha or St. Sava’s hermitage.
  • Possible lectures by visiting scholars or iconographers.
  • Visiting the monastery wine cellar …

For more information about this ancient monastery and World Heritage Site, please visit:

For more information about the Prosopon School, please visit:

Please Note: No previous painting experience is necessary to complete a beginner’s icon with the Prosopon School.