Icon Painting Courses at Turvey Abbey

Icon Painting Courses at Turvey Abbey

Our Guest house is closed until further notice

5 – 10 May 2020

22 – 27 September 2020

The icon courses are led by our iconographer Sr Esther. They include:

  • Teaching about and meditation on icons
  • Individual and group tuition
  • Simple drawing techniques

Cost of a course: £375, payable on booking.
For further information, please contact Sr Judith

What is Icon Painting?

“Because humankind is made in the image and likeness of God, there is something divine about the act of painting an icon.”
(St Theodore the Studite)

Icon painting is a meditative, prayerful painting of an image that aims to depict the true inner likeness of Christ, Mary or the saints. Icons express the future unity of the whole of creation and are a visible manifestation of humankind’s spiritual power to redeem creation through beauty and art. By painting an icon we seek to express the Divine nature with which Christ is endowed and the inner spiritual reality which animates the saints.

For more information about iconography, please visit our Iconography page

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