Summer Iconography Intensives

Summer Iconography Intensives

Trinity Iconography Institute offers three, week-long intensive programs for beginning, intermediate and advanced iconography students every August.  This full immersion program offers students the opportunity to learn the entire process, from preparing the board, to gilding, to transferring and painting the image.  We emphasize prayer, humility, and the spiritual and aesthetic foundation of iconography.  Students can expect to complete an icon during this week.

Beginning Iconography:  August 3-7, 2020,  8:30am-4:30pm
Intermediate Iconography:  August 10-14, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm
Advanced Iconography:  August 17-21, 2020, 8:30pm-4:30pm

Instructors:  Fr. Jon Buffington & Ania Kocurek-Williams
Registration Deadline:  July 1, 2020
Early Bird Discount ($25) if registered by May 1, 2020

Link to webpage of all summer intensives

Icon Finishing Classes

These three evenings with the Trinity Iconography Institute are designed to help you take the necessary steps to bring your unfinished icon to life.  Class is limited to 10 students to allow for personalized instruction, as students will be invited to bring an icon from a previous class for finishing.  This is a great opportunity to refresh your skills, or learn the final phases to progress in iconography.  Icons limited to traditional egg tempera medium.

Dates:  May 4, 11, 18, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Instructor:  Fr. Jon Buffington
Registration Deadline:  April 6, 2020

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2019 Advent Quiet Day

The annual Advent Quiet Day sponsored by the St. Benedict’s Guild will be December 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Parish of St. John the Baptist, Portland.

The leader for the day will be the Rev. Dr. Maria McDowell, Rector of St Philip the Deacon, Portland.  She is from the Eastern Orthodox tradition where praying with icons is simply a part of how one participates in life with God.  She invites us to bring an icon that has special meaning, “that seems to stay with you,” as she writes. There will be other icons on which you can reflect if you do not bring your own.

All are invited; there is no charge, but a free-will offering will be taken.  Breakfast will be provided and please bring a brown bag lunch.  More details from or or

Trinity Iconography Institute 2019-20 Beginners’ Course

An introductory class in iconography. Delve into this ancient spiritual practice with a master iconographer and explore this beautiful and meditative path to peace.

Open to all levels. Class limited to 10 students.
Tuition: $75 / Student pigment kit: $50

NOTICE: The class schedule has been updated. The new start date will be October 21 and the final date will be March 26. Click here to download the full class schedule.

Registration closes September 16.
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