Praying and Painting Your Icon with Drazen Dupor
Drazen Dupor of Middleton, Wis., returns to Sinsinawa Mound to lead Praying and Painting Your Icon from Aug. 15 to 18. He learned the ancient art form in Thessalonica, Greece. At this retreat, Dupor will facilitate morning presentations on the history of iconography, the origin of icon painting, material used in iconography, and the difference between wooden board and wall icons. He will also discuss first and famous icon painters, materials used in modern iconography, usage of ancient techniques in present time, and icon painting in traditional style. During the afternoon sessions, Dupor will teach the process of icon painting, and participants will be painting an icon. Those who are just learning will be writing an icon of Jesus; those with experience will write an icon of St. Catherine of Siena. No experience is necessary for this retreat. Participants should bring their brushes. Other materials will be provided.
The registration deadline is Aug. 8, and the fee is $247 for a commuter or $394 for an overnight guest. For more information, contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.
Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.