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Bethlehem Icon Centre (Icon School)

Professional Training

Enrollment for this class is currently closed.


The course is on-going and part time, offers weekend tutorials, giving practical and theoretical tuition, together with a dedicated studio and the opportunity to work alongside the Director on various projects. Student's progress largely depends on their willingness to put in hours of practice in their own time. 

It covers much the same material as in the Diploma course, but at a much slower pace.

The students on this course are expected to form the kernel of a living community of iconographers in the Holy Land. The Centre and its workshops are open throughout the week and students are encouraged to make as much use of them as possible. They are also expected to contribute of their time and talents to the ongoing life and development of the Centre with the same generosity of spirit with which the places have been made available to them.

When students have reached a high level of proficiency they will have the opportunity to take commissioned work through the BIC, to exhibit with the School and to sell their work through the BIS Gallery. A certificate of proficiency is issued upon transition to the workshop.

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