“Windows to the Soul” : Icon Writing Workshops

Each summer since 2009, Saint Francis Retreat House has sponsored a week long Icon Writing FrancisIcon(Painting) Workshop. Each year the workshop has had full occupancy. Iconographer Jody Cole has become a dear friend of Saint Francis, and we are happy to announce she will be returning in the summer of 2016. This year we are offering two icon workshops!

The workshops are designed for beginners. You may not have had a paint brush in your hand since the second grade, but Jody will guide you through the centuries old process of icon writing (painting) and you will be amazed when you return home with a magnificent icon, painted by your own hand! Even though these workshops are designed for beginners, if you have had some experience in icon writing you are most welcome and Jody will design a course of painting just for you. Dates of workshops:

OurLadyofFatimaIconSunday July 17 – Friday July 22 and Sunday July 24 – Friday July 29
The workshops begin on Sunday evening with check-in at 4:00pm
and conclude after lunch on Friday.

The cost for each workshop is $475.00 per person which includes:
–Single occupancy room with private bath
–All meals and coffee/drink service throughout the day
–All materials needed for the icons
–Group and personal instruction

To register for either of these workshops, please call Saint Francis Retreat House at 610-258-3053 during business hours. A non-refundable deposit of $35.00 is requested at the time of registration.

As of September 12, 2015, the second workshop to be held the week of July 24th through July 29th is already at full occupancy!
Room remains in the July 17 through July 22nd workshop.