Series: Icon Writing: St. Simeon

December 3-9, 2017 • St. Simeon the God-receiver
Sunday, 7 p.m. through Saturday, 10 a.m.

Noted American iconographer Phil Zimmerman returns to the FSC to teach the sacred art of iconography. Both a meaningful prayer practice and a technical art form, iconography has been a vital part of Eastern Christian worship since the beginning of Christianity. Icons are often referred to as “windows into heaven.” Phil will guide participants step-by-step through the process of “writing” or painting an icon in the Byzantine style, following ancient guidelines and techniques while using modern artist’s materials.

Each day of the retreat will include prayer, reflection and historical information specific to the icon. All materials and supplies are included. By the end of the week, students will have a beautifully completed icon varnished and ready to display. Phil has created hundreds of religious icons for churches and private collectors throughout the world. Based at his St. John of Damascus Icon Studio in Pennsylvania, he has taught more than 2,000 students.

Limited to 25 participants. 

Full: $625, includes retreat, all meals, and six nights’ stay
Commuter: $505, includes retreat, lunch and supper

The online registration is for the $150 non-refundable deposit only. To make arrangements for payment of the remaining balance, please call 608-791-5295.

Sunday, December 3, 2017: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, December 4, 2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, December 8, 2017: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Presenter: Phil Zimmerman