Russo Byzantine Icon Painting Course with Irina Bradley

Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June

This 5 day course is suitable for beginners and students of higher levels of ability, no previous artistic experience is required.

The course is inspired by a 14th century icon of Archangel Michael from Mount Sinai.  It is designed to introduce students to the history of Byzantine art as well as the spirituality of this sacred tradition. The techniques covered are gilding, shell gold making and liquid egg tempera painting, where natural earth, mineral and lake minerals are used. Returning students may bring other icons to work on.

Places are limited so early registration recommended.

Dr Irina Bradley studied icon painting in Russia, Italy and the UK. She was awarded a doctorate by the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts where she has been teaching at MA level for a number of years.  For Irina icon painting has always been a very deep spiritual experience and she shares her love of this tradition by teaching practical courses and giving lectures on a regular basis. Her icons were recently exhibited at Prince and Patron Exhibition at Buckingham Palace.

Course Fee – £380 per person

All materials and the use of tools are included in the price, which also covers icon boards and the use of 3/5 carat genuine gold leaf and shell gold.

Registration with a non-refundable £100 deposit                                     

Course venue:  Maurice Fowler Hall, 1A Montpelier Avenue, Ealing, London 

(There are a limited number of rooms in the Ealing Abbey Guest House)