Icon Painting Workshop

South Bend, Indiana


Date and Time:

Every Thursday, 6-9pm, January 31-March 7.


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

About This Workshop:

Learn to paint a traditional Byzantine icon of the Crucifixion of our Lord on a 9x12” cross-shaped panel from start to finish under the instruction of Brian Matthew Whirledge, M.Ed, a teacher/iconographer who has painted hundreds of 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.


$390/new students or $340/returning students, which includes all materials to complete an 9x12” cross-shaped icon. Non-refundable deposit of $100 required to register; the balance is due at the first class. Please inquire about scholarships based on financial need and/or student status.


Please register before January 24. 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.

The Crucifixion of our Lord

The Crucifixion of our Lord

About the icon:

The icon of our Crucified Lord is central to the Christian faith. Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ showed His perfect love for us by voluntarily laying down His own life for our salvation.

You will paint your icon on a 9x12” cross-shaped panel. Brian will guide you through drawing, gilding with 23.5k gold leaf, and every step of painting. This workshop has a prayerful, retreat-like atmosphere, as we meditate on our Lord’s Crucifixion as we enter Great and Holy Lent.