Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.

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Praying & Painting Your Icon

September 17 8:00 am - September 20 5:00 pm


This retreat will include morning presentations on the history of iconography; origin of icon painting; material used in iconography (difference between woodenboard & wall); first icon painters; most famous icon painters; materials used in modern iconography; usage of ancient techniques in present time; and icon painting in traditional style. After the morning sessions, you will learn the process of icon painting and will be painting you own icon. Ready wooden boards and acrylic colors will be provided. Brushes will be provided as well, unless you have your own favorite brushes that you want to bring along. An art shirt of some type would be recommended to bring.

We will be painting an 11×15 gilded icon of St. Francis of Assisi. Those who have already painted St. Francis, may choose to do an 11×15 gilded icon of St. Michael the Archangel.

Thursday, September 17, 9 a.m. through Sunday, September 20, 5 p.m. Registration deadline is September 10, 2020.

Private Room Fee: $386 or Commuter Fee: $267.

Presenter: Drazen Dupor was born in Gracac in 1966. He was raised and educated in Knin where he started his career as an artist. In 1987 he became a member of the “Klik” Artist Association in Knin. He studied the at of icon painting in Thessalonica at the K.N. Georgiadis School of Art under the supervision of Zlatko Bomestar. During the past two decades he has been working to create hi own Art Studios in Thesaalonica (Greece) and Madison (Wisconsin).

Praying & Painting Your Icon Registration

Private Room Deposit$50.00Deposit must accompany registration

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Commuter Deposit$50.00Deposit must accompany registration

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September 17 8:00 am
September 20 5:00 pm
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Sinsinawa Mound

585 County Road Z
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Janice DeMuth
608-748-4411, ext. 811

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824