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2016-2019 Icon Painting Diploma

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Applications are now open for entry into the 2016-2019 Icon Painting diploma.

This Diploma course, taught by Aidan Hart and run by the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, is based on the traditional model of master and apprentice teaching. Instruction will cover all the processes required to create traditional icons in egg tempera, including panel preparation, gessoing, gilding, pigment making, design principles and painting techniques. The practical work of the students will be placed into context through studies of the masterpieces of icon painting and talks on theology and the relationship of iconography to church architecture and worship. Students will also be guided in ways of developing their skills in the contemporary business environment.

The course is based in Shropshire, and consists of seven three-day sessions a year, with extra practical studies requiring at least a further four hours work a week at home.

The next intake will be in October 2016. The deadline for applications is 1st March 2016.

To apply, please download the following information sheets and complete application form:

Summary of the Icon Painting Diploma

Curriculum for 2016-19

Application form

If you have any questions about the diploma please contact Aidan Hart 07910246774 or Margot Stone 020 7613 8532