Art Of Icon Painting Workshop June 12-17

Participants at an icon painting workshop display their work. Courtesy photo​


An icon painting workshop in the Byzantine-Russian tradition is June 12-17 in Santa Fe. The Prosopon School of Iconology introduces students to the practice and theory of the ancient Christian art of icon-writing in the Byzantine-Russian tradition.

In the intensive, “hands-on” workshop each participant will paint an icon using traditional techniques and materials. Tuition for the six-day workshop is $675, which includes tuition, a traditionally gessoed icon board and all materials. Materials in addition to an icon board include pigments, gold leaf and brushes.

Father Theophan Mackey, Orthodox priest and student of iconography, will offer a presentation of “Icons & Their Meaning” at 7 p.m. June 20 at Saint Job Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos.

The presentation will discuss both the visual language and offer a clearer understanding of that which stands beyond symbol in the icon. To register, call 505.660.9113 or email ​