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Praying & Painting Your Icon

August 15, 2019 9:00 am - August 18, 2019 5:00 pm


The retreat will include morning presentations on:

  • 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
  • Icon painting in traditional style

After the morning sessions, you will learn the process of icon painting and will be painting your own icon. Ready wooden boards and acrylic colors will be provided. Participants should bring their own brushes if you have them. If not, brushes will be provided.

For first time people, an 11 x 15 gilded icon of Jesus Christ will be painted. For those who have attended in the past, an 11 x 15 gilded icon of St. Catherine of Siena will be painted. For those attending for a third time, an icon of your choice will be painted.

Thursday, August 15, 9 a.m. through Sunday, August 18, 5 p.m.

Private Room: $394. Commuter: $247. Registration deadline is August 8, 2019.

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 art 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 his own Art Studios in Thessalonica (Greece) and Madison (Wisconsin).

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August 15, 2019 9:00 am
August 18, 2019 5:00 pm
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Sinsinawa Mound

585 County Road Z


Janice DeMuth
608-748-4411, ext. 811

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824