Classes & Workshops2018-09-13T16:02:08+00:00


Byzantine Icon Painting Workshop
with Christopher Gosey

Friday, September 14, 1:00-6:00pm
Saturday, September 15, 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, September 16, 12:00-5:00pm
Members $350, Nonmembers $400, Early bird discount of $50 before August 1.
Limited to 10 students. Must register by Thursday, September 6, by calling 978.598.5000 x121.
Registration fees are nonrefundable.

In this three-day class, iconographer Christopher Gosey provides personal, hands-on, technical instruction to guide students to complete their own 7”x 9” icon of the Mother of God/Virgin Mary in the Byzantine tradition. Mr. Gosey will also teach the origins of Byzantine icons and the iconographer’s spiritual preparations for writing an icon. NO drawing or painting experience is required.

2018 Prosopon School of Iconography

Monday, August 6 to Saturday, August 11, 2018,
8:30am – 4:00pm.
Museum Members $900, Nonmembers $995
Register by calling 978.598.5000 x121

Vladislav Andrejev has been teaching iconography since 1985, during which time thousands of his students have been introduced to the ancient art of icon writing. Over the years, Vladislav’s iconographic technique and teaching method developed into a distinct school of painting and interpretation. The Museum of Russian Icons is hosting the renowned Prosopon School of Iconology for an intensive six­ day course on icon writing. Working with Prosopon faculty, participants will study the techniques of painting icons, including transferring of the image, applying the gold leaf, and the use of egg tempera paint. Students will use natural materials and the traditional multi­step process to paint their own icons of Archangel Michael. Previous students can make special arrangements with the instructor to paint another subject for their icon workshop. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to iconology, iconic symbolism, and the theological and philosophical basis of each step. No previous artistic experience is required. The course takes place in the Museum’s Auditorium.

Please note that formal instruction ends each day at 4:00 PM, but students may need to spend additional time in the evenings to complete the lesson and be prepared for the next day. The Museum will open each day at 8:30 am and close to students at 5:00 PM sharp.

The tuition includes 36 hours of instruction over six days, and includes all materials including the board, pigments, and gold leaf. 50% deposit is required to reserve your space.

Download a pdf of the course description and policies here.