Icon Painting Classes 2021

On Line Icon Painting Classes

As this Icon School unfolds and develops, new Pre Recorded Icon Writing Classes will be available for purchase.

Improve Your Painting and Drawing Skills

Sacred Geometry
Sacred Geometry

Icon painting classes are a way of helping us to engage with God’s work in a visual and meaningful way.  You can use this class to simply watch and learn, or paint along with it.  Each session will be recorded so that it can be played back later.

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

These classes are designed for absolute beginners but will be enjoyed also by those more experienced. Sometimes even advanced iconographers can benefit from going back to basics and re -learning and getting rid of old habits, as well as being introduced to new materials and techniques.

Christ in Glory
Icon Blessing at Holy Cross Monastery, Hyde Park, NY

July 13-16th, 2021

Sacred Geometry Class

Sacred Geometry is at the heart of all good icon compositions.  This class provides examples of geometric designs and how to use them.  Spiritual flow in the icon as well as inverse perspective are essential iconographic concepts to understand in creating icons.  Beginners are welcome as well as intermediate level iconographers. Please let Christine know if you are a beginner and need more guidance before the class begins.

Students of all level are welcome. There’s always more to learn and  beginners and advanced students have much to offer each other in this creative, prayerful learning environment.  Writing Icons is a spiritual journey as well as an artistic discipline. Each Icon that we write has lessons for each of us to deepen our faith and improve our skills.

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September 14-17, 2021:   Drawing and the Icon $125.00


“Excellent workshop with much covered. Instruction was such that even a complete novice as myself was able to write a first Icon, learning important basics, and even more advanced techniques, while maintaining a spiritual focus on spiritual aspects of Icon writing.”

“Christine Hales is a wonderful, loving & patient teacher. Her skills & competencies are great and her faith inspiring!”

“This is so much more than a workshop! It is truly a prayer! I learned so much about light and spirit and joy and my own relationship with the Lord. For me, it was a window on the eternal.”

Christine is the founder of the American Association of Iconographers, an online group created to provide community to those practicing the art of icon writing . A monthly blog goes out with articles of interest to iconographers.

July 13-16, 2021: Sacred Geometry and the Icon  $125.00

Four Days of ONLINE ZOOM classes:

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

The Sacred Geometry Class we will be painting the Icon of Christ in Glory .

Sacred Geometry is essential to creating icons that have compositions that reflect the theology of the Icon. This important aspect of icon writing is essential to understand and put into practice with each icon we paint.

The first class  You will watch a demonstration of how to begin an Icon, receive an overview of the class topics and schedule, and learn how to mix the egg tempera paints.  Each subsequent class demonstrates the next steps for painting the icon while also offering lectures on proportion, inverse perspective, Greek Harmony principles and sacred geometry in faces, figures, and compositions.

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

You will be able to post photos of your progress on the private Face Book group page 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.

The  Face Book Page is 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.

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

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MORE 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.

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