Painting/Writing the Icon of the Apostle Paul
Begins on Monday at 11:00 am and ends on Saturday at 2:00pm (after 1.00pm lunch)
We offer four workshops to learn and practice the art of writing icons in the contemplative calm of a Benedictine monastery. Each day Dom Alex will demonstrate techniques, then offer support and accompaniment in painting. The designs applied to the board will be built up with colour layers to complete the icon.
The cost indicated, £280 for six days tuition, is paid as a non-refundable deposit. This includes board, gesso, pigments and gold leaf where applicable. Numbers are limited to 12 people depending on the workshop.
The accommodation costs for a 6 day/5 night workshop, full board are: £285 monastic-style room (non- ensuite);£335 for a shared ensuite room; £400 for a single ensuite room.
Dom Alex Echeandia is an Iconographer, trained in the UK and Ukraine. He studied theology at Blackfriars, Oxford. He is currently Prior of the Monastery of the Incarnation of at Pachacamac. Recent comissions include an icon of St Cuthbert for Buckfast Abbey, and he featured on the BBC4 Programme ‘The Monastery’ where he prepared an icon of St Michael. He leads workshops and retreats in Britain and Peru. See his website: www.domalexicons.org