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Lenten Icon Writing Workshop

Special Event Season

Join us during the season of Lent with icon-writer, author, and teacher Peter Pearson for an icon-writing workshop at St. Luke’s!  

Thursday, March 21 - Saturday, March 23 in the School Art Room
Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 9:30am-5pm, Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Cost: $275 (includes all materials) payable by check or online
Please make check’s payable to The Church of St. Luke in the Fields. Scholarships are available – please contact Fr. Ancona for more information.

About the Workshop:

Byzantine Iconography is a highly structured and disciplined art form which combines prayer and painting techniques to create serene images of Christ, Mary, the angels and the saints following centuries old guidelines. This workshop will be capped at 20 individuals.  No previous experience or natural talent is required.  

The image we’ll paint at this workshop is known by several names: the Holy Face, Veronica’s Veil, and the Savior Not Made By Human Hands, to name a few. Archaeological evidence suggests that it has very ancient origins, perhaps dating back to the earthly life of Jesus.  It proclaims the Christian belief in the Incarnation: that for us, God has a face—- a human face! This image is often placed over the doors of Orthodox Churches as both a blessing and an invitation to draw near. Its connection to the liturgies of Holy Week makes it an appropriate image for reflection and prayer as we approach the sacred days ahead. 

To register please contact the Parish Office.

Peter Pearson has been studying and painting icons for over fifty years, authored three books on the subject, has painted hundreds of icons for churches, monasteries, seminaries, convents, and individuals all over the world and has taught hundreds of workshops.  Peter's students number in the thousands and each has walked away with an icon of their very own to cherish and enjoy in prayer. Peter’s work includes his book A Brush With God, a step by step icon-writing workbook.

Event Coordinator Fr. Andrew Ancona

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