The courses introduce you to everything from drawing and geometry, to painting in egg tempera and water gilding. The April course also includes preparing a board with gesso. All levels of experience are very welcome.

We have been running these courses for five years, and brought together icon lovers from Australia to Canada, Mauritius to France.

With expert supervision participants experience all aspects of icon making, while receiving spiritual and theological insights into the world of iconography.

The group has full use of the Icon Centre, a tranquil oasis at the heart of ancient Bethlehem. It is a very safe location close to Nativity Church, though participants should always note govt travel advice and take out their own travel insurance. 

For more information please visit www.bethlehemiconcentre.org/icon-school/courses/7-day-courses