Iconography Workshop

20-24 August 2018 – FULLY BOOKED
with Romanian  Iconographer, Tatiana Nichita

Romanian Iconographer Tatiana Nichita makes a return visit to Cumbrae following highly successful workshop weeks in 2016 and 2017. She will guide participants through the process of selecting and creating a genuine icon using gessoed board, gold leaf and egg tempura paints. No previous experience in iconography is needed. Previous participants have found this  a deeply moving experience and each left with a stunning work of art.

Tatiana Nichita is an icon painter from Romania. She studied restoration and icon-painting at the Faculty of  Theology in Bucharest, where she lives. She has had exhibitions of her work in Romania as well as in England; a number of her icons can be seen in churches throughout England. Some samples of her icons are here http://tatiananichita.blogspot.ro

Arrive: Thursday 16th or Monday 20th in time for 6.30pm meal
Depart: Monday 20th or Friday 24th after lunch


Icons placed on the cathedral altar during the service of blessing in 2016

There is a fixed price for events on our Open Programme and accommodation is available on a first come first served basis. The College has 4 single rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 4 twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 2 double rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 1 family room (double & single) with shared bathroom facilities, 2 en-suite twin rooms, 2 en-suite double rooms and 1 en-suite family room (1 double & 2 singles). Please select the type of accommodation that best meets your needs. Double or twin rooms may be used for single occupancy where needed.

This retreat is offered both residential and non-residential

£390 full board including all materials, or £145 non-residential (includes lunch & all materials)

Friends’ Bursary Scheme
We do not want cost to prevent anyone from attending an event at The College of The Holy Spirit. Please see here for details of a bursary scheme run by the Friends of the Cathedral of The Isles.


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