March 2nd to 6th, 2020
In Lewis Delaware, there is a delightful church filled with light prayer and good energy to host an Icon painting Workshop Scheduled, 2020. We will have long mornings and afternoons to meditate, paint and enjoy the atmosphere. Great conversation and exchanges always arise at these workshops. The subject and tradition make for a fascinating mix of ancient technique and contemporary revival though theology and wisdom.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take time out from your busy life, kick off your Lenten season this year with prayer time. I hope the course offers ample instruction and time to meditate on what an amazing thing it is to be alive, here and now.
This is an ancient language of prayer and awareness that has been handed down from Byzantium times, 1,500 years ago. The prayer practice reveals itself through the image and your patient application, one brush stroke at a time. Each movement, breath, emotion or insight is left on the surface as a small history recorded as a testament to who you are.
The idea of moving small particles of sand around with a brush to create a divine image is exhilarating, it is contemplative.
Details on our website, Sacred Icon Retreat
What students say
Some say, “It is a surprise to be here, or I know nothing about this kind of painting or this is amazing”. It is a wonderful time out; there is no place to get to, only a chance to gaze into icon images with silent satisfaction. Keeping the mind still and focused as seeing and listening “is” prayer. It could be someones first encounter with an icon and could be their last but one thing I am certain of, the experience and meaning are unforgettable. I am a rebel icon painter, self taught and un-orthodox, but not without tremendous love of icons. The theology behind Iconography has has taught me a lot through prayer. I have an honest desire to share what i have learned through creating them
Join us for this years Icon painting Workshop Scheduled, 2020
For info contact or write to Mary Jane Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
The facilities sacred atmosphere, good food and labyrinth prayer circle make for a perfect retreat. All ages welcome as well as all levels, no experience necessary.