Icon Painting Retreat

Icon Painting Class

Mount Calvary Monastery, Santa Barbara, CA

March 3-6

Icon Class_Christ the Bridegroom Icon
Icon Class_Christ the Bridegroom Icon

Icon Painting Class at Mount Calvary Monastery, Santa Barbara, CA

March 3-6,  2020

Tuesday evening though Friday lunch

 This is an Introduction to Icon Painting Retreat  with well loved Iconographer Christine Hales.

Christine demonstrates each step of the Icon writing process as well as giving important historical and technical information for the serious student.

 Lent and Icon Writing

Icon writing is a spiritual discipline, combining prayer and painting.  This Lent we will paint an Icon of Christ, the Bridegroom, Each participant will have their own Icon painted using egg tempera with gold leaf gilding.You do not have to be an artist to write a beautiful Icon. You will learn step by step and Christine will demonstrate and help students individually to paint using egg tempera and gold leaf gilding. We will paint an Icon of  Christ the Bridegroom.


Cost $700.00 (Non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve your place) 

  • – All materials are included – Icon Boards, paints, gold leaf , Room and meals at the monastery also included.
  • – Icon: 8 x 10 Christ the Bridegroom
  • – Spaces are limited: 8 – 10 people and are on a first come first served basis. 


Icon Painting Class  Retreat Dates

Tuesday, March 3 from 2:00-8:00pm 

Wednesday, March 4th from 9:00am – 5:00pm 

Thursday, March 5th from 9:00am – 2:00pm 

Classes will be held at 

Mount Calvary Monastery

505 E. Los Olivos, Santa Barbara, CA

 Registration Form

 Print Name: _______________________________________ 

Best Phone: ( ) ____-______ 

Address: __________________________City: ______________ ST. _________ Zip ________ 

Deposit: $_______ ck # _______ Paid in Full: $__________ ck# ______ 

Checks made out to: Christine Hales (Memo: Icon) 

Send to:  Christine Hales, 4705 5th St. West, Apt 306, Bradenton, Florida,   34207

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