Upcoming JCSG Retreats & Events
April 27 – May 1, 2020
Icon Writing Retreat 2020 with Jody Cole
Iconographer Jody Cole returns to the Center for the 4th time to share the basic techniques, symbolism, and spirituality of icon writing (painting) through hands-on experience in approximately 24 hours of studio time. All supplies are included in the cost of the program. Artistic talent is not required; beginners are welcome. After registering, participants will be guided in choosing a beginner’s icon or one more advanced (see choices to the right). (Experienced painters and returning students may contact Jody directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an alternative project.) Participation is limited to 15.
Arrival is on Monday, April 27 between 4:00 & 5:45 PM, followed by dinner and the opening session; departure is on Friday, May 1, at 2:00 PM.
Cost is $550 ($275 non-refundable deposit) - registration closed / wait list available
After you register, you'll be instructed to make your deposit and/or pay your final cost.
Introduced in June of 1995 to iconography, Jody Cole has discovered a way of marrying her spiritual journey with her artistic talent. Jody has been been painting since 1980, and is a graduate of King's College (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) with a BA in Theater and Art. She has studied with iconographers, Vladislov Andreyev, Alexander Rosenkreuz, Peter Pearson, Valentin Streltsov, Fr. Damian Higgins, Michael Kapeluck and Xenia Pokrovsky. Jody currently conducts icon writing workshops, writes commissioned icons for churches and individuals internationally, and lectures on the history, symbolism and technique of icon writing.
Icons for 2020:
Beginners will paint a Guardian Angel (or they can easily turn it in to Michael/Gabriel):
More advanced students can paint this version of Archangel Gabriel: