NEW: Online Courses

2022 Online Icon Painting & Art History Courses:
Details will be available late 2021 or early 2022.
Please register your interest in advance as places will be limited
The Online Courses for 2022 are likely to be:

Assisi: Finding St Francis

Sinai: Icons from the Holy Mountain

The Man of Sorrows

Get Ahead with St Peter

Introducing ‘Byzantine Journey’, a series of online courses focused on the intersection of Byzantine and Italian sacred art in the late medieval period.

This new programme brings to fruition my several decades work as a professional iconographer and educator, my academic field of study as a trecentista and my spiritual life as a secular Franciscan OFS. (Please see the ‘About’ page for my full biography and qualifications.)

These courses will focus on a fascinating but overlooked area of sacred art. By exploring the transmission of iconography from its Byzantine origins to Italy in the 13th and 14th centuries, and in particular Franciscan art, each course will offer a new and different experience of icon painting which will be of interest to non-Orthodox, contemporary icon painters and of particular relevance to Catholic artists.

In true Icon Adventures style, the courses have the ‘pilgrimage in paint’ theme; weaving together three important paths: art history, art practice and spirituality, affording a deeper understanding of the changing role of sacred images as they migrated from the Orthodox Christian East to the Roman Catholic West.

The courses are also designed to progress individual art practice and advance painting skills using of traditional methods and materials as far as possible. The teaching approach is very much one of providing structured, individual mentoring within a usually small and supportive group.