Summer School: Introduction to Icons


Significance – Praying – Painting

This year’s three day summer school will be run in Centre in our new basement art space and will be led by Andrew de Smet.

Over the course of the three days, Andrew will gently guide you through a deeper understanding of the history of Icons and their significance as a focus for prayer and meditation. There will be space each day to pray and enter into meditation using icons.

You will also be guided in making your own simple icon as part of this prayerful, contemplative process. Andrew will offer demonstrations on tracing and painting and other basic techniques traditionally used in icon making such as the mixing of pigments. No prior experience of Icon making is needed as Andrew will demonstrate and guide you through each aspect.

Prior to attending, further information will be given about materials. Please note spaces will be restricted to 12 participants.

Andrew de Smet is an Anglican priest, counsellor, psychotherapist and spiritual director.

Arts class

Dates and Bookings

17 to 19 July 2024. 10am to 4.30pm. £115 (inclusive of cost of  materials).