to New Christian Icons

Holy Icons originated in the very early centuries of Christianity, hundreds of years before the great schism that separated the Eastern Church from the Western Church. Today, new Christian icons are being painted by Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants. Most importantly, they are being understood as windows into eternity for a young generation of Christians.

Online Icon Painting Class

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LEARN MORE ABOUT ICON PAINTING ONLINE!  Register now for the series of online Icon painting Classes

  • Learn about the history of Icons, how they function within the context of the Church.
  • Learn step by step how to paint Icons in the Byzantine style, using egg tempera and gold leaf gilding.
  • Sharpen drawing and painting skills through direct experience and feedback.
  • Both complete beginners and intermediate level Iconographers will benefit from these classes.

September 22-25, 2020,  we paint , using egg tempera, Archangel Raphael, Patron Saint of healing, doctors, nurses, medical workers and travelers. Demonstrations on tonal values in the Icon. Click Here to learn more and Register.

November 11-14, 2020, we paint an Icon of the Madonna and Child for Advent using egg tempera and gold leaf gilding.  We will focus for this icon on the proplasmos method of painting Icons. Click here to learn more and to register.

Mary Magdalene Icon, by Christine
Mary Magdalene and Jesus Icon

Christine Hales Icon Prints

Christine’s new Icon Print Website has an amazing array of choices available.  You can choose sizes, have it printed on canvas, wood, metal or paper and choose a frame as well.  There’s even a wonderful feature that allows you to see what the print would look like on the wall!

Christine Hales Icons        Visit the site- a beautiful Icon print makes the perfect gift.

 Christine Hales retains all of the copyrights to all of her artwork on this site, regardless of having sold the original image.  You must contact Christine or her legal advisors in order to use an image for commercial purposes, whether or not you now own the original artwork.   Thank you.

Icon Commissions

Christ Pantocrator

Elizabeth Ann Seton School in  Washington State, commissioned for the as a memorial to the passing of a loved one, this Christ Pantocrator Icon.

This Icon is painted to be the front of a tabernacle on the altar of the school chapel.  The reverse side is double gilded gold leaf.

God’s love can sometimes be apprehended through an Icon more easily than a book, or sermon. Our culture is desperately in need of God’s love, and since images speak directly to our hearts, icons speak to many people. In addition to the joy we have in writing the Icon, we can share it with many, many people. Writing icons can be an act of service, giving and sharing  the talents we have been blessed with. Icons speak to us today using the images, symbols and spiritual foundations of the Christian Church.

For more on how to commission an Icon click here.

Christ Pantocrator by Christine Hales
Christ Pantocrator

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Icon School

Egg Tempera Color Mixing 101 September 22-25, 2020 is the online icon painting class for my icon school that focuses on value, tone, and color

online Icon Class Christine Hales

OnLine Icon Painting Classes

New Online Icon Painting Classes Adapting to Covid this year has been interesting, for all of us. One positive development has been the online Icon

Good Shepherd Icon

OnLine Icon Painting Class

NEW! Since all of my in person Icon Classes have been cancelled until further notice, I am offering for the first time, an online Icon

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