Icon Painting with the Prosopon School of Iconology



Have you ever been curious about the icons you may have seen in churches on holiday or in some churches in the UK? Has their mysterious beauty ever inspired you? Trying your hand at painting an icon of your own could bring you closer to the power of these ancient Christian images. The practice of icon painting draws the participant closer towards the invisible, inner world into which the icon is a “window.” Master Iconographer Deacon Nikita Andrejev invites you to join a seven day intensive retreat at Hawkwood to paint your own icon of the “Angel of The Golden Hair,” inspired by a prototype of the 12th century. Over the 7 days you will be introduced to the liquid egg tempera technique developed by the Prosopon School of Iconology. Each day will begin with prayers and a lecture relating to the meaning and symbolism of icons. A demonstration and explanation of the techniques necessary for each stage of painting will follow. This will enable you to work on your own icon board day by day, culminating in a complete icon at the end of the week.

What's included in the price?

Price includes specialised materials and all prices are per person. Residential fees include all meals and refreshments; non-residential includes suppers, lunches and refreshments, but not breakfast. Please bring reading glasses if needed for close work. Please bring overall, apron or clothes you don’t mind getting dirty with paint, etc.


6 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Hawkwood CFT

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Hawkwood is an arts and educational charity providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a stunning location in the Cotswolds. Hawkwood is a beautiful, sustainably run estate. As a charity, we bring together people and organisations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing community, and a sustainable environment. We provide a specially curated programme of courses covering leadership, music, arts & crafts and well-being, as well as hosting artistic residencies and events. Many people return to Hawkwood year after year because of our ethos, our fantastic team, and our delicious food.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Residential
  • Christmas
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Accommodation offered
  • Romantic
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Painswick Old Road, , Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7QW

Booking options

Residential Single Course
16:00 - 14:00
£1,535.00 See dates
Residential Shared Course
14:00 - 16:00
£1,358.00 See dates
Non-Residential Course
14:00 - 16:00
£1,110.00 See dates