Monday, 1 July 2024 5:00 PM - Sunday, 7 July 2024 10:00 AM PDT

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Monday, 1 July 2024 5:00 PM - Sunday, 7 July 2024 10:00 AM PDT

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This intensive icon painting workshop will provide an opportunity to experience the process of icon painting. Participants will earn traditional iconographic techniques, working with egg tempera on gesso and the Byzantine four-color (tetrachrome) palette. This practical instruction will be combined with theoretical instruction in the history of iconography, iconographic composition, and the theology of icons. Each participant will work on an icon and will take home the completed icon. No experience is necessary. All supplies and materials will be provided by the instructor.


A native of Ukraine, VICTORIA BRENNAN holds a doctorate in Eastern Ecclesiastical Studies from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. Her areas of specialization include Theology of Icons, Byzantine Art and Architecture, Byzantine Spirituality, and Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts. She has taught courses in theology and art at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, and St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo where she currently works. In addition to her theological and academic study of Byzantine Sacred Art, Victoria pursues her love of this tradition as an iconographer.



St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office

Phone: (661) 944-2178

Email: retreats@valyermo.com

Office hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

(Closed for Mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)