The Center at St. Andrew’s here in Seattle is sponsoring an icon workshop with Peter Pearson April 26-29 which sounds wonderful! I encourage my Seattle area friends to go if you have any interest at all. You can find more information at their website here.
Sponsored by The Center at St. Andrew’s with help from the Little Sisters of St. Clare
Study with Iconographer Peter Pearson at An Icon Workshop
A Brush with God
April 26-29, 2012
The Round in Lake City
2212 NE 125th, Seattle, WA 98125
(formerly St. George’s Episcopal Church)
Come learn the spirituality and practice of this ancient form from one with an infectious passion for the art as well as extensive education and experience. The workshop will focus on the technical skills involved in icon painting as well as the spirituality of creating an icon.
Each workshop participant will receive step-by-step instructions and materials to start and complete an icon. Every session begins and ends with prayer. We will conclude with a blessing of the icons created during our time together. Expect to hear about the development of iconography, to explore the spirituality of creating an icon, hands-on time to create an icon, and time to pray with icons.
Workshop leader Peter Pearson began working with various masters of iconography after entering a Benedictine monastery in 1991 and has continued the study and practice since. A student of architectural drafting, liturgical vesture, and art in worship, Peter designs worship space, furnishings, and vesture, seeking to combine sound liturgical practice with artistic quality. He has created hundreds of icons and taught people of all ages in a variety of settings. A priest of the Diocese of Bethlehem, PA, he serves as pastor of a small parish in New Hope.
Register before March 15, 2012, and take advantage of the early registration fee of $295. After March 15, fee is $325. Space is limited to 25, so please register early to insure your place in the workshop. Limited partial scholarships are available. Please inquire. Your registration fee includes a $75 supply fee as well as coffee, snacks, and a light lunch on Saturday. To ask questions or to register, contact email@example.com or 206-523-7476, ext. 304.
It is indeed worth your time if you want to learn the spirituality and art of iconography. I have taken several of Rev. Mr. Pearson’s workshops and have learned something at each one. He’s a gifted artist, and patient teacher.