Aidan’s collegue Martin Earle has been invited to run two mosaic courses this year – one in Calgary, Canada (August 17 – 22), and the other on Lesvos, Greece (September 17 – 24).

These week long workshops will be opportunities to create two mosaic studies using the finest Venetian materials while learning about the principles of the Byzantine technique. They are particularly well suited to icon painters who want to start making mosaic work but would be accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about this ancient craft.

Course information

August 17-22 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

5 and a half day  workshop organised by the Sacred Arts Guild of Alberta. A course fee of CAD$895 (around £520) covers tuition and all materials. More information available soon. In the meantime please email the course organiser, Katalin Kiss, directly at, for more information.

September 17-24 in Vatoussa, Lesvos, Greece

5 and a half day day workshop held in a beautiful traditional mountain village. Eight days accommodation, all materials and delicious lunches included in the course fee of €680 (around £580). Download a flier about the course here. For more information, including details of the best ways to arrive in Lesvos, please contact the course organiser, Ann Welch, directly at

‘In Conversation’ Part 1

A discussion about contemporary iconography among the British iconographers Ian Knowles, Stéphane René, Peter Murphy and Aidan Hart