This is a three year part-time course, consisting of three days a month for seven months
of the year. It is run by the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, and taught by
Aidan Hart in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, U.K. If you wish to be notified when applications
are being accepted for the 2022/2025 programme, please email Aidan
Twelve students are enrolled for the programme, with new intakes every three years.
The applications for the 2022/2025 programme open around March in 2022, with the first
session due to be held in October 2022.
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 in
context through studies of masterpieces of icon painting, 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.
Students are required to do at least a further four hours icon work a week at home.( If
you have any questions about the Certificate please contact Aidan
For further information, and how you can prepare for the application, download this