Learn to paint a traditional Byzantine icon 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 US for over a decade. Brian will help you draw, gild with 23k gold leaf, and paint to develop color, form, and light. You will receive step-by-step instruction, demonstration, and all materials to paint this icon. A workshop is a spiritual retreat, as you will spend hours in prayer, face-to-face with Christ and the saints. Brian's hands-on workshops are for everyone: beginners without artistic experience will create a successful icon while advanced painters will be challenged.


Goshen, Indiana

Spring, 2018. Dates TBA

St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Goshen, Indiana


South Bend, Indiana

Spring, 2018. Dates TBA

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, South Bend, Indiana


Fort Wayne, Indiana

Spring, 2018. Dates TBA

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana