Taster Icon Painting Class - Half Day

Learn how to paint icons in this vibrant Edinburgh class for beginners.

3 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 5 to 10 label £50
Discover the ancient and beautiful art of icon painting with a supportive and talented teacher by your side to guide you through all the painting techniques.
This class is perfect for beginners as a first step into this art form with plenty of guidance from start to finish.
Come and be a part of the vibrant arts and craft community and learn from your local teacher plus the collective of icon painters who will share the fun of this art class. Exchange ideas and experiences with fellow like-minded artists and learn something new!
At the Edinburgh School Of Icon Painting, we welcome experimentation and innovation as well as the classical method of icon painting. Tradition is a dynamic force that is ever-changing, so don't be afraid to bring your unique ideas and contemporary approach to the table. Play with technique and colour to make something you can be proud of!
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.
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 creative gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.


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

Taster Icon Painting Class - Half Day location
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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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