An icon is a valuable spiritual aid in prayer, meditation, and contemplation. Learn the ancient art of Byzantine Icon writing using classical painting methods of transfer drawing, egg tempera laying, and gold leaf gilding. In an atmosphere of prayer and meditation, you will encounter the experience of praying and painting an Icon that is at once refreshing and captivating. You do not have to be an artist! Step by step instruction with demonstrations will gently and joyfully shepherd you through the process. Return home with your completed Icon and sacred memories.
In Icon writing, we bring the invisible world of God’s faith and power into our own time and space through prayer and meditation combined with painting. The evocative nature of natural pigments and gold leaf bestow a beauty that cannot be achieved any other way!”
“The icon writing class proved to be much more than just a painting class. It was an extended meditation offering a place of respite from all the demands of life. However, as a painting class it was exceptional. I learned more about classical drawing and painting technique than I learned in any other art class I’ve ever taken, and that is a testament to the talent and experience of the instructor.” Karen L., A Recent Icon Student
Registration for all workshops and retreats closes two weeks prior to the start date so that we can be adequately prepared for your arrival.
that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
- Note: Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy
unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy:
Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability).
For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001
ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678
— available Sunday
, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org
- Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.