June 2nd (Check-in at 6 pm) to 7th (11 am), 2019
Space in this workshop is limited to 10 participants. Deadline to register is May 19, 2019.
This is a spiritual retreat focused on St. Therese of Lisieux and the gift she is to our spiritual growth. Participants will engage in the Christian sacred art form of iconography. It is a workshop suitable for all levels of painting experience from none to professional. All materials and tools, including gessoed boards, paints and brushes, gold leaf, photos and line drawings, etc., are supplied.
Suzanne Massie & Michelle Reis-Amores will be facilitating this program. Suzanne Massie is an artist drawn to the contemplative practice of painting icons. For her, iconography is praying with paint & can lift eyes to heaven. Suzanne has studied & created icons for nearly 20 years & shares her passion through the many workshops she has led to introduce others to this sacred art form. Michelle Reis-Amores, MSc ED., has a passion for transformational retreats that offers the space for silence. Having led retreats in the past & having an art background, she is looking forward to meeting you on this retreat, & supporting Suzanne.
Cost: Single $740 (includes lodging, meals & materials); Commuter $500 (includes meals & materials) CDN – $250 deposit required with registration.
$250 deposit at time of registration; Full payment at the time of workshop
5 nights lodging * students are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Space is a limit to 10 participants in this workshop.
5 Full hot-breakfasts
Unlimited hot beverages
10 breaks (muffins or cookies)
5 light dinners (soup, salad and cheese trays)
Instruction by qualified Iconographer & Icon instructor, and supporting instructor
In class: We will draw; have paint prepared by iconographer, paint with egg tempera paint; oil gild with gold leaf; and create a safe space for praying with the icon.
We have a chapel for quiet reflection.
Due to the small class size we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. All payments will be non-refundable unless Galilee Centre cancels the workshop.
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