Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison
Monday–Thursday, March 20–23
8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 24
8:30 a.m.– 2 p.m.
St. Martin’s hosts renowned instructor Teresa Harrison for a five-day course in the ancient technique of icon writing during Lent. Icons are sacred images used in Christian worship and devotion for millennia. This popular retreat inspires prayerful meditation, both in creating the art and reflecting upon the finished piece during the season of Lent. Organizers have planned full days that include worship, prayer time, meditation and fellowship. Participants write their own icons using acrylic paint and gold leaf, a medium that resembles the traditional egg tempera. All art supplies are included in the registration fee. Students need to bring a small desk lamp and an apron or smock.
“I appreciated the quiet hours of prayerful contemplation, tinted with Gregorian chant, which the Icon Writing Retreat provided. By starting and ending each day with a meditation or devotional, I felt empowered, loved and supported.”
“The icon workshop deepened my prayer life by being in the presence of God for extended periods, completely focused on Him. The image we created in prayer became a gift of that work, not the focus. “