Wonderful time at icon painting taster day

1st January 2019

"What a wonderful day! 

I never expected that I would have the opportunity to learn the techniques of this traditional art form, and to be taught by such a skilled tutor and in the beautiful surroundings of Burrswood was a great privilege. We were each able to make a painting of the face of an icon, using egg tempera which we mixed ourselves, building the image up from “dark to light”.  I  have booked on to the full 5 day course, and really look forward to making a complete icon."


"I really enjoyed the icon taster-day.

I learnt a lot too. It was very much a practical, hands-on, day. Peter, the tutor, explained various traditional icon painting techniques and with his guidance we were each of us able to produce, step by guided step,  a ‘face of Jesus’ image, using the traditional medium of egg tempera and earth pigments. Peter also demonstrated how gold-leaf is applied to icons, something we will get to do for ourselves if we attend the five-day course. Burrswood made us very welcome, and both the lunch and refreshments were first class."

If you would like to take part there is one more taster day and then a 5 day course in February.

Icon Painting Taster Day - 23rd January