Icon Painting Classes for 2020-2021

New Online Icon Writing Class September 22-25, 2020   


Icon painting classes are a way of helping us to engage with God’s work in a visual and meaningful way.

This class we will paint an Icon of the Archangel Raphael, known as the patron Saint of healing, travelers, nurses, physicians and medical workers.

Each step of writing the icon will be demonstrated and a recording of each class will be provided for each student to review.

This workshop is designed for absolute beginners. By the end of the class you will have your own Icon of Archangel Raphael.

Use the Pay Pal link on this page to register.

September Icon Class

Best Icon Class


One of the blessings of this difficult time of disease and quarantine is the ability to shelter at home and learn online.  It’s a unique opportunity to focus on prayer and the experience of painting Icons.

August 11- 14 Online Class now full.

The first live Zoom  class, offered August 11-14, 2021 will be a foundational class allowing complete beginners to become familiar with the Byzantine language of Icon painting.  We use egg tempera paints, gessoed icon boards and gold leaf gilding.  This class is now full.  Please register for the next class in September.


Subsequent zoom classes will focus on specific aspects of Icon painting such as color mixing, sacred geometry, drawing hands and garments, etc.


NOVEMBER  12-14, 2020

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9AM-5PM ,  Eastern Time

For this class, we will meet from 9 AM – 5PM each of the three days. There will be breaks in between for lunch and for painting.

There will be demonstrations for each class and ample time for students to practice on their own before the next session.

This class we will paint an Icon of the Virgin and Child using egg tempera paint and gold leaf gilding for the halos.

You will learn how to begin an Icon, transfer the drawing to the Icon board, and gain an understanding of how to use the traditional materials used in Icon writing.

By the end of this course you will have your own Icon of the Blessed Mother for Advent this year. And your Icon writing knowledge and skills will be vastly increased!!

To Register, use the Pay Pal link on this page and specify Advent Class.   

November Class



COMMENTS from Christine’s Students:

“Christine is a gentle, thorough teacher. Her knowledge of Icons and painting is vast and she is able to communicate her experience in a way that is easily understood.  This was one of the best classes I have ever had!”  Karen G.

“I’ve learned more from Christine’s Icon class about art and Icons than I learned in College! She is able to infuse her subject with enthusiasm and grace while also communicating knowledge and skill.  I highly recommend her class to anyone with a desire to learn more about Icons and how to paint them.” Susan P.

” I learned things about Icons that I never knew.  Christine’s spiritual approach to icon writing has inspired me to take this knowledge back to my church for Christian education classes”.  Peter S.

CLICK HERE For all classes offered 2020-2021.

NEW!!! September 22-25, 2020 ONLINE ICON CLASS

How It Works:

Four Days of ONLINE ZOOM classes:

Each Day:

Morning Session 9am-10:30 Am         Afternoon Session 2PM-3:30PM

The first class will be an introduction to the process, history and context of Icon writing. You will also watch a demonstration of how to begin an Icon.

You may wish to just watch, take notes, or paint along with the instructor.  The classes will be recorded and posted later on you tube so you can replay them and follow along that way also.

EACH CLASS WILL DEMONSTRATE EACH STEP OF WRITING THE ICON.  You will have “homework” that you can do either before the next class or in your own timing.  You will be able to email photos of your progress for individual help.

This class will be taught on Zoom.  You will need a computer, a free Zoom account, and it’s helpful to have a smart phone or digital camera to share photos of your work in progress with the instructor.

There is a Face Book Page, for students only, where you can post your works in progress, questions, and ask for comments or suggestions.

This is a unique opportunity to learn Icon painting online. You can do it in your own time, at your own pace.  Somethings take more time than others, and I think this process with be a big help to people just beginning or to more advanced painters who want time to make corrections in their work.

The Class Schedule is as follows:  Tuesday, 9:00-10:30am EST, 2:00Pm-3:30PM: Wednesday, 9:00AM-10:30AM, 2:00PM-3:30PM: Thursday, 9:00AM-10:30 AM, 2:00PM-3:30PM: Friday, 9:00-10:30AM, 2:00-3:30PM.            $125 Tuition

After Registration, you will receive a link to materials and resources page.

September Icon Class

Please specify which class you are registering for. Questions? email Christine.


Creating Holy Images for Worship Today

 More advanced students will have the opportunity to get some one on one feedback on their icons.

To create an egg tempera icon, it normally takes about 30 hours. There are many transparent layers and highlights that create a beautiful, jewel like appearance to the Icon that can’t be attained any other way. It is a process of prayer, meditation and painting. Icon writing and Icon painting are synonymous terms.

Icons are derived from the art of ancient Egypt and Greece.  Learning to understand the Byzantine iconographic language and its roots helps the modern iconographer to create new icons that contain beauty, meaning, and a heightened sense of spirituality.

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