Icon Painting Classes for 2020-2021

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.

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

July 13-16th, 2021

Sacred Geometry Class

Before the class

You will want to order your materials in advance of the class.  There is a list of resources and links that will be sent out upon registration.  The student resources page on this site is helpful also.

You must create a free Zoom account: https://zoom.us/freesignup/  

  • Your Zoom account must use the same name you used in your Registration.
  • Using the online learning environment

    We will be supporting the live sessions with an online learning environment. This is called Thinkific and we will go through how to use this system during class. It will include access to class recordings, homework assignments and handouts. You will receive an invitation to join thinkific- it is a free program for you. Once you have received your invitation, create a password and you will have access to all of the class recordings usually on the same day as the class.

    We have had a lot of success with these classes, seeing people’s skills improve dramatically with the experience and demonstrations that they are able to replay over and over while they work on their own.  

  • We create a prayer filled environment for our learning and icon painting and grow together as a community.  Our FB group is always posting the latest progress of current and past students and everyone is so encouraging.
  • Once someone has taken enough classes to be familiar with the icon painting method, they can then work on their own icons during class instead of the one given for that class, and receive valuable feedback to help them gain confidence and sharpen their skills.

Coming Soon: Save the Dates!

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

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 color theory.

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.

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 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.  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.

To Register , please add the email address you want to use for class and the name of the class you are registering for.  Register Here  

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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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