ICON WRITING WORKSHOP
- Icon Writing Workshop I
January 30-February 4, 2017
Icon Writing Workshop IIJanuary 29-February 3, 2018
Icon Writing Workshop IIIJanuary 21-26, 2019
The ICON WRITING WORKSHOP is an intensive experience to learn how to write an icon in six days with the guidance of the Russian master Iconographers Tatiana Berestova and Dmitrii Berestov who painted the iconography of the Monastery Church and crypt. Prior to the workshop, an interesting slide presentation on “The History and Meaning of Icons” is given by Tatiana to orient the group for a better understanding of iconography. The workshop is held at the Monastery Studios of the Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Guatemala. Because of the intense daily schedule of the workshop, the participants stay at the simple private rooms in San Miguel del Lago of the Monastery.
The Young Adults at San Miguel del Lago of the Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Trinity were privileged to learn how to make icon boards taught by the Russian master iconographers Dmitrii Berestov and Tatiana Berestova who painted the iconography in the Monastery Church and crypt. The workshop began with a profound lecture on the nature of the wood and its sacred link to the Tree of Life. The linen cloth which is used for the the gesso is also of deep significance related to the Swaddling Clothes that wrapped the Infant Jesus and the Holy Shroud used for the burial of Jesus. The practical work were facilitated by the machines at the Woodshop making the process easier and faster. The young adults were joined by some missionaries who worked together for four days.