2019 Prosopon School of Iconography–Only a few spaces left!

Monday, August 5 to Saturday, August 10, 2019,
8:30am – 4:00pm.
Museum Members $900, Nonmembers $995
Registration closes Friday, July 12. Payment must be made in full by that date.
Call 978.598.5000 or email aconsalvi (at)

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 multi¬step 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.

Beyond the Classroom: A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers with Maureen McCormick

Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22
Friday and Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with 1-hour lunch
Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Members $350, Nonmembers $425
Preregistration required by Friday, August 30, maximum of 12 students. Call 978.598.5000.

This workshop is designed for those who have completed at least one icon with the Prosopon School of Iconology and would like to continue building their skills. Mastering the challenging medium of egg tempera, as well as the learning the “grammar” of iconography, is like the old joke about how one gets to Carnegie Hall: it takes practice, practice, practice! Participants in the workshop will work on studies designed to help build basic skills. Topics to be covered will include making egg tempera, the rudiments of mixing pigments, improving brush control, and painting lines. All materials are provided.