Icon Painting Retreat

Icon Painting Class

Mount Calvary Monastery, Santa Barbara, CA

November 3-6 2020

Christ Pantocrator
Christ Pantocrator

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

November 3-6,  2020

Tuesday evening though Friday lunch

While this is an Introduction to Icon Painting Class with well loved Iconographer Christine Hales, it is a great class for more advanced Iconographers as well.

Christine demonstrates each step of the Icon writing process as well as giving important historical and technical information for the serious student. If you have written Icons before and have a particular area of interest, please email Christine well in advance in order to receive individual tuition.

Icon Writing

Icon writing is a spiritual discipline, combining prayer and painting.  We are painting the Christ Pantocrator  for this class.  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. If you have taken Icon class with Christine before, or are experienced in Icon painting, and want to do a different Icon, contact Christine at least two weeks before class to arrange details.


Cost $700.00 + $65.00 Materials  (Non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve your place, balance of  $665 due by February 1, 2020) 

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


Icon Painting Class  Retreat Dates

Tuesday, November 3 from 2:00-8:00pm 

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

Thursday, November 5th from 9:00am – 5:00pm 

                                                                        Friday , November 6,  from 9am- 12:00 noon

Classes will be held at 

Mount Calvary Monastery

505 E. Los Olivos, Santa Barbara, CA

 Registration Form

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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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