Summer 2022 Intensive Programs

Now Open for Registration

Trinity Iconography Institute offers week long intensive programs for beginning, intermediate and advanced iconography students every August. This full immersion program offers students the opportunity to learn the entire process, from preparing the board, to gilding, to transferring and painting the image. During this process, we emphasize prayer, humility and the spiritual and aesthetic foundation of iconography. Class begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm, daily. *Space is limited to 8 students in the summer programs, to allow for more focused attention in these intensive courses.

Wondering Which Class to Take?

Students who have never completed a class at Trinity Iconography Institute should enroll in the Beginning I program to learn the traditional, multi-layer development of Sankir and modeling we teach, before moving on to acquire the next required set of skills.

Beginning II is for students who have completed Beginning I and offers additional fundamentals to prepare the student for the Intermediate program.

Obtaining a thorough understanding of each skill set is fundamental in becoming an iconographer and producing a satisfying icon.

Looking for Lodging Nearby?

Portland Hostel is located just 1 block from Trinity Cathedral and offers rooms with shared and private baths in 4 connected Victorian homes.  Each home has a communal kitchen and living area, offering retreat-style, economical lodging that is clean and conveniently located within walking distance of the Cathedral. 

Rooms for summer book beginning March, so think about it soon.  Click here to view the Portland Hostel website.


Beginning I – Iconography

  • August 1 – 5, 2022
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, St. Lucy Room
  • Program Cost is $450 + $50 Pigment Kit
  • Patent Gold is sold at $2.50/sheet; most icons required 2 sheets of gold.
  • Program provides a gessoed icon board and various supplies not listed on the required supply list

Beginning I Class – August 1-5, 2022

INSTRUCTOR: Ania Kocurek-Williams

The Holy Face of Christ (Mandylion) by Ania Kocurek-Williams

This one-week intensive iconography course offers beginning students instruction on the foundational steps in the ancient and traditional technique of egg tempera iconography by writing the Holy Face of Christ. Students can expect to end the course with a fully completed icon.

Classes begin at 9am and end at 4:30pm daily. Snacks are provided for our morning and afternoon breaks with time for prayer and reflection. At the end of the week, we celebrate with a beautiful icon blessing ceremony.

Beginning students are required to purchase the Student Pigment Kit ($50).  Please download the Iconography Supply List from the registration page and purchase your supplies in advance of class.

Classes fill quickly. Please ask to be added to the waiting list if classes are filled.  

$50 non-refundable administration fee.  No refunds after registration deadline, 7/1/22.


Information on Beginning II – Iconography, Intermediate & Advanced Iconography Intensive Classes forthcoming soon