Learning from Byzantium: Sacred Geometry in the Icon

Led By: Christine Hales
Suggested Donation: $665

Thursday, 9 May – Sunday, 12 May 2019

Sacred geometry is the foundation for all good compositions and is indispensable for drawing in the Iconographic tradition.  This class is for advanced and beginners alike.

Sacred Geometry is a method for understanding spatial relationships of images and colors within the Icon.  This teaching is an essential part of an Iconographer’s training.  We will paint an Icon of Mary, Mother of God using egg tempera with gold leaf gilding.

We will have a slide talk one evening to show sacred geometry in ancient and modern Icons.

Cost includes room, meals, tuition and most materials.

You do not have to be an artist to write Icons! Christine Hales will guide you step by step through each stage of the process, providing demonstrations and lectures that will help you create your own Icon. Icon materials are provided by the instructor and we can join in with the monastic cycle of daily prayer and Eucharist as part of the Icon writing process!


Christine Simoneau Hales is a well loved teacher and Iconographer who holds a BFA in Painting and an MS in Art Therapy. She has been writing Icons for over twenty years and her Icons are in many churches and private collections nationally. She is founder of the American Association of Iconographers and recently published a book on Icon writing: “Eyes of Fire” available on Amazon.com.