Courses for 2018

Courses for 2010
Three five day icon painting courses have been scheduled with professional icon painter Peter Murphy at St Peter’s Church (St Peter's Centre for Sacred Arts) Canterbury for 2018. Each course will have a choice of specific classic Byzantine icons as its subject, and over the course of the week students will learn to gild and paint on a specially prepared wooden panel using traditional medieval techniques and materials. This will include ‘water gilding’, with 24 ct loose gold leaf over clay bole for backgrounds and halos, and how to use egg tempera paint made fresh each day from free range egg yolks and natural pigments, to model robes, figures etc.

 One week courses at St Peter's Canterbury in 2018
 Course 1 Byzantine Christ Icon and Mother of God large head and shoulders icons. July 16th to 20th, 2018
 Course 2 Byzantine Archangel Michael and Gabriel Icons. August  20th to 24th, 2018
 Course 3 Two female British Saints, Mildred of Minster and Julian of Norwich. September 17th to 21st, 2018
All Materials including gold leaf and pigments are included in the £285 course fee. Contact John Shirland email telephone 01227769586

 Other Courses for 2018

 Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th April, One week Byzantine icon painting course at The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, Yorkshire.

Monday 7th to Friday 11th May One week course, ' Drawing for Icons' at Hyning Monastery.

 Monday 9th to Friday 13th July, One week Byzantine icon painting course at Launde Abbey in Leicestershire. The subjects of this course will be a choice from three traditional Byzantine icons of Christ, The Mother of God and St John the Baptist . Contact, tel: 01572717254.

 Sunday 22nd July to Thursday 26th July, One week Byzantine icon painting course at Hereford Cathedral. The subjects for this course will be two icons in the Byzantine style of the saints of Hereford, St Thomas Cantilupe and St Ethelbert. Contact, ; tel 01432 374226 or 01432 374225. 

Monday 24th to Friday 28th September, one week Byzantine Icon Painting Course at Hyning Monastery, this course will be a follow up to the course 'Drawing for Icons' above, participants will use the drawings made on this course to complete a panel icon of their own design.

 Sunday 7th to Friday 112th October, one week Byzantine Icon Painting course West Dean College Sussex. (for booking contact West Dean direct on 01243 818293 or ) *