Courses for 2017


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 2017. 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 2017
 Course 1 Byzantine Christ Icon and Mother of God large head and shoulders icons. July 10th to 14th, 2017
 Course 2 Byzantine Archangel Michael and Gabriel Icons. August  21st to 25th, 2017
 Course 3 Three Kent Saints, Thomas Becket, Mildred and Alphege. September 18th to 22nd, 2017
All Materials including gold leaf and pigments are included in the £285 course fee. Contact John Shirland email shirlands@talktalk.net telephone 01227769586

 Other Courses for 2017

 Monday 15th to Friday 19th May, One week Byzantine icon painting course at Hyning Monastery in Cumbria. Contact Sister Mary Stella sistermarystella@yahoo.co.uk or hyningbookings@yahoo.co.uk

 Monday 17th to Friday 21st July, One week Byzantine icon painting course at Launde Abbey in Leicestershire. The subjects of this course will be a choice from four traditional Byzantine icons of The Mother of God Hodegitria, Christ Pantocrator, Archangel Gabriel and Archangel Michael. Contact, david@launde.org.uk tel: 01572717254.

 Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August, One week Byzantine icon painting course at Hereford Cathedral. The subjects for this course will be Byzantine head and shoulders icons of Christ and The Mother of God. The course will give participants the opportunity to learn the techniques used to create large decorated punched and tooled halos. Contact, James.North@herefordcathedral.org ; tel 01432 374226 or 01432 374225. (This course is now completely full. )

 Sunday 8th to Friday 13th October, one week Byzantine Icon Painting course West Dean College Sussex. (for booking contact West Dean direct on 01243 818293 or shortcourses@westdean.org.uk ) *