Icon Painting Workshop

South Bend, Indiana


Date and Time:

Every Thursday, 6-9pm, October 25-December 6, except for Thanksgiving Day.


Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
53720 N Ironwood Rd, South Bend, IN

About This Workshop:

Learn to paint a traditional Byzantine icon of Our Lady of Vladimir from start to finish under the instruction of Brian Matthew Whirledge, M.Ed, a teacher/iconographer who has painted icons for homes and churches across the country for over a decade. This hands-on workshop is for everyone: beginners without artistic experience will create a successful icon while advanced painters will be challenged. Students receive step-by-step instruction, demonstration, and all materials to paint this icon.


$375/new students or $325/returning students, which includes all materials to complete an 9x12” icon. Non-refundable deposit of $100 required to register. Balance due at the first class. Please inquire about scholarships based on financial need and/or student status.


Please register before October 18. Mail deposit check of $100 to Brian Whirledge, 913 S. 7th St., Goshen, IN 46526 or pay online using the PayPal form below. Questions: (574) 536-4347 or icons@brianwhirledge.com.

 Our Lady of Vladimir

Our Lady of Vladimir

About the icon:

The icon of Our Lady of Vladimir is one of the most venerated Orthodox icons. The icon is a version of the Eleusa ("Tenderness") type, with the Christ child snuggling up to his mother's cheek. This icon was traditionally said to have been painted by the Apostle Luke. Our Lady of Vladimir has been central to Russian history, present at miraculous military victories and many royal coronations.