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25th May, 11:00 am to 29th May, 4:30 pm


Update: this retreat is now fully booked. 

Join us for this five day icon painting course with experienced iconographer, Peter Murphy.

The course takes place in the prayerful and meditative atmosphere of one of the oldest and most beautiful retreat houses in England, which has its own medieval chapel. In 2020 participants will be painting a Cretan, Byzantine style Mother of God of the Sign, expressing both the hope that prayer brings and its answer, in the miracle of the Incarnation of the Word. Retreatants who have attended a course previously will be able to choose a different single figure template from Peter’s website. Over the course of the week students will learn to gild and paint on a specially prepared wooden panel using traditional medieval techniques and materials. All materials, including gold leaf and pigments are included in the fee. Each course starts with an Anglican Eucharist, which all course participants are welcome to attend, and there is an opportunity to join in other services if required.

Peter Murphy was born in Leeds and was educated at the University of East London. He trained with iconographer Guillem Ramos Poqui in London. He was Vice Chairman of the Society of Tempera Painters and is a member of the British Association of Iconographers. He has been commissioned by a number of churches in the UK and has also been employed by a number of museums and has recently undertaken three major commissions for Hereford Cathedral. For more information about Peter and his work please visit: petermurphyicons.co.uk


25th May, 11:00 am
29th May, 4:30 pm
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