Taster Icon Painting Class - Full Day

Step into the world of icon painting in this beginner-friendly Edinburgh art class

5.5 hours Class size 1 to 10     label £85

Learn how to paint icons in a traditional method and understand this ancient and beautiful art form. This painting class is perfect for beginners and is full of top tips from a talented, local teacher.
Join Edinburgh's vibrant art and crafts community and learn from your teacher plus the other icon painters sharing the fun of this painting workshop. Experience the joy of learning something new and exchanging ideas with fellow art lovers!
Here at the Edinburgh School Of Icon Painting, we honour classical techniques whilst still embracing experimentation. Tradition is dynamic, something that can move and change. We welcome your unique ideas and any contemporary approaches you may have to bring.
In between learning painting skills, playing with technique and colour, and connecting with the artistic collective, you'll take a lunch break to further bond with your group. Before continuing on the day with more icon painting.
You will learn the basics of the technique and traditional styles of icon painting. Which include:
  • Composition skills used in icon painting.
  • The Byzantine and Russian styles of the art form.
  • How to prepare egg yolk binding medium.
  • Learning how to make paints from dry pigments.
  • How to work with thin layers.
  • Egg tempera brushwork.
  • Dry brushwork.
Knowledge required
All are welcome and no experience is required.
What you'll get
All materials and equipment needed to paint an icon on a wood panel to take home.
What to bring
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea or hen do.

This would also be a cool gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.


St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 AE

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Edinburgh School Of Icon Painting
Edinburgh School Of Icon Painting

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The Edinburgh School of Icon Painting was founded in September 2013. Since then it has been shaping and developing. Our mission is to make icon painting and art, in general, more accessible. We want to help our students to find the courage and become confident in finding their own style.

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