Summer School: Introduction to Icons ‘Significance—Praying—Painting’

Summer School: Introduction to Icons ‘Significance—Praying—Painting’

This year’s three day summer school will be run in our new basement art space and be led by Andrew de Smet.

Over the course of the three days, Andrew will gently guide you through a deeper understanding of the history of icons and their significance as a focus for prayer and meditation. There will be space each day to pray and enter into meditation using icons.

You will also be guided in painting your own simple icon of Christ as part of this prayerful, contemplative process. Andrew will offer demonstrations on tracing and painting and other basic techniques traditionally used in icon making such as the mixing of pigments. No prior experience of icon making is needed as Andrew will demonstrate and guide you through each aspect.

Prior to attending, further information will be given about materials. Please note spaces will be restricted to 12 participants.

Contact the office for further information or to book a space.


£90 (+ £25 towards materials)

Wednesday 17/07 – Friday 19/07 inclusive




Jul 17 2024


10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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