Watch this short documentary Beginnings: Vladislav Andrejev and the Prosopon School to learn about the Prosopon School of Iconography and Iconology.

2021 Prosopon School of Iconography and Iconology

August 23 – 28, 2021

Registration for the 2021 Prosopon School of Iconography six-day intensive icon writing workshop will open January 1, 2021.

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.

Registration Details and Policies

Course Hours: The Museum will be open to students from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

Tuition: Museum Members, $900; Nonmembers, $995. Tuition includes 36 hours of instruction over six days and all materials including the board, pigments, and gold leaf.

Thanks to the Nypro Foundation, the Museum is able to offer one scholarship to attend the workshop. The scholarship covers all tuition and fees but does not cover the cost of lodging, transportation, or meals.

Membership: Become a member to receive significant savings on tuition, plus free Museum admission and other benefits all year. Membership rates start at $25 and can be processed when you register for the course. Learn more about membership here.

Registration Deadline: July 11, 2021. Call (978) 598.5000 to register. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your space. The balance of your registration fee must be paid by the registration deadline of July 11, 2021; if the balance is not paid and/or the registration is not cancelled by this date, the Museum reserves the right to retain all payments made and release your reserved spot to another student.

Accommodations: Lodging options may be found on the “Local Amenities” page in the “Visit” section of the Museum website.

Parking: Free street parking is available around the Museum and in a town lot on Walnut Street, half a block from the Museum.

Attire: The instructors request students wear modest attire appropriate for the study of sacred art. Specifically, please do not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, jeans, or clothing with logos; men should not wear hats.

Lunch: There will be a daily lunch break. The Museum has a tea room with beverages and light snacks for purchase. You may bring a bag lunch (refrigeration is available), or visit one of the several restaurants located within two blocks of the Museum.

Cancellation Policy: Please read the following policy carefully before registering. In order to keep tuition prices as low as possible and to accommodate the maximum number of students, no exceptions to this policy will be made. Cancellations must be submitted in writing (via email, mail, or fax); cancellations by phone are not accepted.

Upon receipt of written cancellation, registration fees may be refunded per the following schedule:

On or before May 4, 2021: Deposit refunded less a $25 processing fee.

On or before June 29, 2021: 50% of deposit refunded.

On or before July 11, 2021: 25% of deposit refunded.

After July 12, 2021: No refunds will be offered for any reason.

Please note: We are not able to offer partial refunds, transfers, or credits for students who do not attend the full course.

Questions? Please contact Amy Consalvi at or (978) 598¬-5000 x125

Prosopon Scholarship:

Sponsored by the Nypro Foundation

One scholarship is available to attend the Prosopon School of Iconology Icon Painting Workshop free of charge, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, it does NOT cover transportation, lodging, or meals. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need. Applications will be accepted January 2-April 30, followed by a brief phone or in-person interview. The recipient is notified the first week of May.

Please submit the following materials to:

Museum of Russian Icons

ATTN: Prosopon Scholarship

203 Union Street

Clinton, MA 01510

1. Completed form

2. Referral letter from someone who can verify financial situation – social worker, healthcare provider, member of the clergy. Referral letter cannot come from a family member. A tax form that states yearly income can be substituted for a referral letter.

3. A brief statement of interest in workshop (no more than 1 page)

Download the form