Iconography Workshop

Iconography workshops are offered mid-June each year and are developed for both beginning and experienced Iconography students. Our instructor is Master Iconographer Abbott Fr. Damien Higgins, from Mount Tabour Monastery in Redwood Valley, CA. He teaches students to successfully “write” their Icon in the ancient Ukrainian style, utilizing authentic egg paint formulation (tempera applied in many thin layers) and ancient Greek scribing. Canonical sketching, transferring and gilding is also featured. Included in the class are lectures on the history and symbolism of Ancient Russian Christian Art, prayers, stories and fellowship. This is a peaceful, prayerful, contemplative retreat lasting four days with anointing of your finished artwork to be a sacramental. It is an enriching time when the Holy Spirit works through you.