Summer Intensive Programs

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Summer classes are limited to 10 students and fill quickly*

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Trinity Iconography Institute offers three, 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 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm, daily. Space is limited to 10 students in the summer programs, to allow for more focused attention in these intensive courses.

Are You Wondering Which Class to Take?

Skills Acquisition: Students who have never completed a class at Trinity Iconography Institute should enroll in the Beginning 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.

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

Icon Boards

The Institute provides an icon board that has been carefully prepared for you by other iconographers, at no charge. Students have the option of purchasing a professionally made board, if ordered by May 1, 2020.

Registration Info

  • Price: $425 + $50 for the Student Pigment Kit
  • Discount: Early Registration Discount of $25 – register by May 1, 2020
  • Deadline: July 1, 2020
  • Beginning Iconography Intensive – August 3-7, 2020
  • Intermediate Iconography Intensive – August 10-14, 2020
  • Advanced Iconography Intensive – August 17-21, 2020
    8:30 am- 4:30 pm, Refreshments provided for morning & afternoon breaks
  • Each class is limited to 10 students

Early registration discount if received by May 1, 2020

Beginning Iconography Summer Intensive

August 3-7, 2020

The Mandylion, Icon Not Made by Human Hands

9 Seats remaining as of 2/11/20

Beginning students will write the Mandylion, which is a very important first image to write for theological reasons.  Spending time with the face of Christ is the gateway to writing other images because underlying every icon, is Christ.  During this time, you work on this important relationship before you move on to writing other icons.

From a technical standpoint, focusing on a face first will teach you how to paint a face in the Byzantine iconographic style, which is entirely different from what we learn in fine arts.  Starting with the face is also an essential first step to understanding the process of painting faces in the iconographic style.

*Beginning Iconography is filling up quickly. We will offer a second parallel class should enrollment exceed 10.


Intermediate Iconography Summer Intensive

August 10-14, 2020

Cimabue’s St. Francis of Assisi

7 Seats Remaining as of 2/12/20

Intermediate students have completed at least 1 icon with Trinity Iconography Institute. Intermediate students will build on their skills by learning how to execute garment folds, a hand, and an object to add to their acquisition of skills. A cropped version of Cimabue’s 13th century painting of St. Francis of Assisi is our prototype for this summer intensive class.


Advanced Iconography Summer Intensive

August 17-21, 2020

Theotokos of the Sign
Theotokos of the Sign

5 Seats Remaining as of 2/11/20

Students graduate to the advanced level by having fully completed at least 3 icons at Trinity Iconography Institute, or by our instructor approval. If you’re not sure about your status, please contact us to enroll by completing the contact form below. If you haven’t worked with us at Trinity Iconography Institute, you will want to submit photos of your prior work and explain your method.

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Click to Download Registration Form & Mail to Arrive by July 1, 2020. Please inquire about availability first before mailing a registration to ensure a space is available.

If you have questions, contact us here regarding a seat for Summer 2020:

2019 Summer Intensive Program for Beginners
Saint Anthony of Egypt