The Christian Heritage Centre

Ancient Byzantine Iconography Course
[residential course]

20th - 27th November 2021

Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting Course
with the Prosopon School of Iconography

A 7-day iconography course led by Dmitri Andrejev

Over the course of this 7 day iconography course, students will learn the contemplative practice of icon writing using the ancient art of liquid egg tempera technique. The practice of crafting an icon will be enhanced by the study of the theological world view from which the practice emerged. The symbolic meaning of the iconic forms, as well as the materials and the processes involved, will therefore all play a part in the practice.

Course level and icon

The icon written during this course will be of Archangel Michael. Absolute beginners are very welcome.

The class also welcomes experienced icon painters whom have not painted in the Prosopon style & are interested to experience the technique & approach or those whom value repeating this particular icon.

If you have prior experience with the Prosopon technique and are wishing to continue your practice please contact us at

About the course leader

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dmitri Andreyev came to the United States in 1991 to study traditional iconography with his father, Vladislav Andrejev, master iconographer and founder of the Prosopon School of Iconology. While living in New York City, Dmitri established the Prosopon School New York City Studio. As an instructor of the school, Dmitri regularly leads iconography workshops around the country. He currently lives with his family in Brookfield, Vermont, where he works on commission and teaches private classes in his home studio.

About the venue

Theodore House offers a wonderful venue for icon painting. With abundant natural light from the glass roof panels flooding the atrium, this is an inspiring venue for icon painting. The tranquil and beautiful surroundings of the Stonyhurst estate offer an ideally peaceful setting. The first floor gallery, which gives access to the comfortable, en-suite bedrooms, affords a birds-eye view of the workshop below. Guests will also enjoy the comfortable recreational spaces and a beautifully lanscaped garden.


Full board* & lodging, single room: £790 p.p.

Full board* & lodging, twin room: £690 p.p.

Non-residential, full board (lunch and dinner*): £540 p.p.

A deposit of £200 will be required upon booking. This is ordinarily non-refundable.

*Please note: all meals on this course are fish or vegetarian, as is the custom in this work.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 3 of 5 discounts of £50 are still available! The next three people to sign up will receive £50 off the total cost.

Please register below (deposit payment required):