Icon Painting Course

An introduction to the traditional practice of icon painting in the Russian Byzantine style - using the Prosopon School ( www.Prosoponschool.org ) technique of liquid egg tempera painting. Working from the instructors sketch, based on the ancient prototype of the 11th C icon known as Angel with Golden Hair, each participant will paint an icon of this Angel. As the painting process unfolds every participant will experience themselves reflected on their board. The icon which will begin as one sketch becomes a multiplicity of unique expressions of an Angel.


Hastings (Station Plaza)

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Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee
60965-01 20/02/23 22/05/23 Monday 18:30 21:00 £145

What will I study?

  1. Introduction to icons their purpose and use.
  2. Introduction to the symbolism of painting technique, colour and image.
  3. Introduction to liquid egg tempera technique.
  4. Experience an art practice as part of your spiritual practice.

Are there any extra costs?

Some Rosemary brushes will be available to buy from the tutor.

Additional Info

When Sharon A Seager typed ‘painting for God’ into a computer, a journey began that would lead her to dedicate her life to Icon painting. Sharon’s previous studies, work as a scenic painter and practice in meditation, as well as the Jewish tradition from which she comes, all inform her current practice. She specialises in Russian Byzantine Iconography & is linked to the Prosopon School, where she continue to be mentored by a number of their notable faculty instructors.