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August 1 – August 6, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuition: Museum Members, $1,100; Not-yet-members, $1,195. Tuition includes 36 hours of instruction over six days and includes all materials, including the board, pigments, and gold leaf.


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 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. First-time students paint an icon of Archangel Michael, and if it is a second time in a Prosopon class, students will paint Archangel Gabriel. Advanced 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.

Course Hours: The Museum will be open to students from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Dress code & fragrances: The Prosopon instructors request that students dress appropriately for the practice of sacred art. Please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tops, short skirts, or clothing with logos (e.g. team shirts). Men are asked not to wear hats. Women do not have to cover their heads. The building is air-conditioned and can feel cool in the summer; you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket to wear. Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scented lotions.

Cell phone policy: As a courtesy to the instructors and your fellow classmates, please silence all cell phones, tablets, and any smart devices and keep them stored away while class is in progress.

Lunch: There will be a daily lunch break. You may bring a bag lunch (refrigeration is available), or visit one of the several restaurants located within two blocks of the Museum.

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

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

Cancellation Policy: Please read the following policy carefully. 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 or mail); cancellations by phone are not accepted.

Upon receipt of written cancellation, due on or before May 8, 2022, 50% of payment will be refunded.
After May 8, 2022: 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 about the class or which icon you will paint? Please contact Amy Consalvi at aconsalvi@museumofrussianicons.org or
(978) 598-5000 ext. 125.

Tuition Balance due by July 10, 2022: Museum Members, $550; Nonmembers, $597.50. To pay the tuition balance:

By credit card – please call Lise Graham Monday – Friday at (978) 598-5000 ext. 121 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

By check- make check payable to MoRI
Mail to:
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01510

If the balance is not paid and/or the registration is not canceled by this date, the Museum reserves the right to retain all payments made and release your reserved spot to another student.

If you have questions about the course please contact Amy Consalvi: aconsalvi(at)museumofrussianicons.org or (978) 598-5000 ext. 125.