Welcome to Trinity Iconography Institute

Welcome to Trinity Iconography Institute, one of the only year round iconography programs in the US, where we instruct in the ancient tradition of egg tempera, teaching the theology of the icon while providing artistic training.

The Trinity Iconography Institute was founded in 1995 with the mission to train individuals of any Christian denomination in the prayerful liturgical aid of iconography.  Students agree to commit to the practice, Canons and Rubrics of iconography according to the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. The Institute’s work is recognized by Trinity as an integral component of the Cathedral’s Spiritual Formation program. Trinity Iconography Institute is also acknowledged as a Diocesan resource, recognized by the Bishop.

In 2010, the Institute was honored for its work helping to bring icons back into use by Western Churches, through an invitation to a private audience and Blessing with His All Holiness, Bartholomew I, the current reigning Patriarch of Byzantium.

We offer year round iconography training, two intensive summer programs for beginning and advanced students, and soon our offerings will include specialty workshops for embellishment, lettering, drawing and focal studies for “next level” iconography designed to lead us to goodness and truth through beauty.

Christ Pantocrator
~6th Century
St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt. Sinai
One of the world’s oldest icons