Icon painting for beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn to paint and con? This could be your chance.

In a novel venture, the Cathedral is running a week's course in Oxford between 21 and 25 May 2018. Iconographer Dr Irina Bradley will introduce students to egg tempera and gilding techniques. Each participant will produce an icon in Russo-Byzantine style, depicting St Frideswide of Oxford. The course is organised in conjunction with the exhibition Icons: The Symphony of Divine Light which features icons 'written' by course leader, Dr Irina Bradley. The course is taking place in response to a highly popular day-long course by the same tutor held here last year. 

Dr Irina Bradley is a visiting tutor for icon painting at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, where she teaches at MA level. Her work is on display in churches, places of private worship and collections worldwide. See www.irinabradley.com.

Cost: £400 per participant, payable in advance. For more information, contact jacqueline.holderness@chch.ox.ac.uk or 01865 286003. 

Please note: this course takes place in the Art Room which is on the second floor of the Old Library. We regret that there is no lift.