Weekly Icon Writing Classes



Weekly icon writing classes are held on Monday evenings at the Westminster Presbyterian Church , 262 State Street , in Albany, New York.

The class meets from 6-9PM.  Registration in advance is for six week sessions     $210 .      We use the Chestnut Street Entrance.

  • Session 1: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, May 1, 8
  • Session 2:  May 15, 22,  June 5, 19, 26, July 10
  • Session 3: July 17, 24, 31, August 14, 21, 28
  • Session 4:   Sept 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16

This is a class for advanced and beginners.  Many of the students have studied for years and their work is excellent.  We pray and together create beautiful Icons to share with the world.  Email Christine Hales to save a place.

Icon Writing Supplies

There are several online sources for Icon writing Supplies:

www.naturalpigments.com, Pandora, and kremerpigments.com.  For paint brushes and other painting materials I use Dick Blick.

The cost of materials for a small ( 8x 10″) Icon can range from $120.00 – $200.00.  You will need red bole, prepared and gessoed Icon board, water color brushes, natural pigments, gold leaf, gilding materials , ruler, compass and the usual paper towels, pencils,etc.  Don’t forget the egg!

I supply all these for the Introduction classes but you may want to begin purchasing them on your own if you wish to continue writing Icons.