wider study of icons and iconography should involve a study of key
elements that help establish a context for the practical work
undertaken on the course. An understanding the role of the icon in
the Church, the history of its development and the theology that
underpins it, should help to bring a study of iconography into
should be encouraged to keep sketchbooks, notebooks, journals and
visual diaries of any research that compliments the studio work that
they are involved in.
series of essay titles will be given to students on the Iconostasis
Programme; these titles can function as jumping off points for
research journals, sketch books, talks delivered to fellow students,
or formal written illustrated essays with full bibliographies.
on the Iconostasis Programme will also be encouraged to travel to
visit important works in situ both in UK and Europe.
Far students have undertaken guided tours with the tutor to Venice,
Florence and Siena and independently members of the current group
have also undertaken visits to Ravenna, Sicily, Crete, Athens and the
Icon Museum at Recklinghausen in Germany.
The tutor, Peter Murphy
currently has group guided visits scheduled for September and October
2018 to the Byzantine sites of Venice Athens, Thessaloniki and the monasteries of Meteora.