Workshops

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.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Crucifixion

November 4-9, 2019.

St. John Chrysostom Orthodox Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Goshen, Indiana

The Crucifixion

February 2020. Dates TBA

St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Goshen, Indiana

South Bend, Indiana

Spring, 2020. Icon and dates TBA.

Saint Michael Episcopal Church, South Bend, Indiana