Icon-Writing Workshop at Holy Cross Monastery

Tuesday, October 29 beginning at 4pm
through Sunday, November 3 at 2pm
at Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY

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Since its founding in 1980 by Vladislav Andrejev, the Prosopon School has introduced thousands of students to the ancient Christian art of iconography.

First-time students will complete an icon of the Archangel Michael using traditional methods and natural materials rich with symbolic meaning: carved wood boards, prepared with gesso made from chalk, marble dust, and glue; finely ground red clay, pure gold leaf, and ground mineral and other natural pigments in an emulsion made from egg yolk.

In addition to step-by-step instructions, students will be introduced to the underlying theology of the icon, as each technical step has a corresponding symbolic meaning.

Continuing Prosopon students will be assigned an icon appropriate to their experience.

Previous artistic experience is helpful but absolutely not necessary. The fee for first-time students is $1,050, and includes tuition, all materials, room and board.

The fee for continuing students will vary depending on the size of the assigned icon.

Workshop Coordinator: Maureen McCormick
maureen@iconodulestudio.com (preferred)
or 609-462-0975 (days)