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Christmas Icon Retreat ***FULLY BOOKED***

6th December 2021, 10:00 am to 10th December 2021, 4:30 pm


***Please note this retreat is now fully booked. You can add your name to the waiting list using the form below.***

Join us for this five day icon painting course with experienced iconographer, Peter Murphy.

The course takes place in the prayerful and meditative atmosphere of one of the oldest and most beautiful retreat houses in England, which has its own medieval chapel. Over the course of the week students will learn to gild and paint on a specially prepared wooden panel using traditional medieval techniques and materials. The model for this Christmas retreat will be a Madonna and Child (pictured left) based on an icon painted in the Holy Land in the twelfth century.

All materials, including gold leaf and pigments are included in the fee. Each course starts with an Anglican Eucharist, which all course participants are welcome to attend, and there is an opportunity to join in other services if required.

Peter Murphy was born in Leeds and was educated at the University of East London. He trained with iconographer Guillem Ramos Poqui in London. He was Vice Chairman of the Society of Tempera Painters and is a member of the British Association of Iconographers. He has been commissioned by a number of churches in the UK and has also been employed by a number of museums and has recently undertaken three major commissions for Hereford Cathedral. For more information about Peter and his work please visit: petermurphyicons.co.uk

We want all our guests to be safe and secure when visiting Launde during the current public health situation. For details of our comprehensive Keeping You Safe programme click here.

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    6th December 2021, 10:00 am
    10th December 2021, 4:30 pm
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