The Christian Heritage Centre

Ancient Byzantine Iconography Course
[residential course]

24th -31st October 2021

Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting Course
with the Prosopon School of Iconography

A 7-day iconography course led by Deacon Nikita 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

Deacon Nikita Andrejev is an iconographer-instructor who has learnt his craft through a lifetime immersion. His father, Vladislav Andrejev, an iconographer and instructor, moved to America in the 1980s. From there, the Prosopon School of Iconography founded by Vladislav has spread throughout the US to Europe and Russia. Nikita studied for years as an apprentice to his father, complimented by postgraduate theological studies in Paris and the US. He has contributed to the development of unique teaching methods as a member of the School’s faculty. The resulting workshop experience enables participants to create and grow through their icon making, developing spiritually through each icon.

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 two people to sign up will receive £50 off the total cost.

Please register below (deposit payment required):