Icon Workshop: March 1-3, 2019

A weekend of spiritual and artistic exploration for adults

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Icon writing is an intense process in which we grow in relationship to Christ and His Saints.  Artistic results are a goal but not the main goal.  Our main goal is to restoring God’s image within us through prayer.  We invite you to come join us.

What will we be writing / painting?

Beginners will be working on a cropped icon of “Our Lady of the Don.”  (see images above).  Those with iconographic experience may choose to paint the non-cropped version, or if they already did a workshop with Fr. Bo of this particular icon, they may work with Fr. Bo to pick another suitable icon.

What will we be painting with?

Fr. Bo uses traditional Egg Tempra paint, which is an emulsion of egg yolk, water and alcohol.  This is mixed with pigments, which are finely ground minerals and other substances.  The halos are gilded with 24 karat gold.

Fr. Bo does do most of the process using ancient techniques, but is not opposed to using a few modern methods if they help the participants finish on time and get better results 

Who is this for?

This is a retreat for adults who are able and willing to pray and paint for a full weekend.

Although this program is put on by a Ukrainian Catholic Priest, at a Ukrainian Catholic Camp, this program is for anyone who wishes to participate from any Christian Church tradition.

How many people can participate?

In order to keep the quality of the retreat there will be a maximum of 15 participants.  If you are interested you should register early to reserve your spot.

When will this take place?

This retreat is from 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1st through the evening of Sunday, March 3rd.  We will end when we finish.

Where will this take place?

This Icon writing retreat will take place at Camp Oselia, which is located about 45 minutes west of Edmonton on Highway 16, and range road 53.

What are the accommodations?

Camp Oselia has a beautiful modern dorm building with multiple rooms.  Most of the beds are single beds, with a couple available doubles.  Participants will need to bring their own sheets, pillows and blankets.

Will there be regular liturgical prayers?

Yes, there will be morning and evening prayers, as well as a Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.

What is the cost of this workshop?

The cost for this workshop is $500.  This includes accommodations, meals, supplies, and instruction.

Those who wish may bring their own brushes, however brushes will be available for everyone to use.


Partial discounts are available to limited number of persons based on financial need.  To request consideration for a discount please contact Fr. Bo at the number below.

How does one register?

Click the button above.  Or if you prefer to pay by cash or check, then come to the Edmonton Eparchial Pastoral Centre M-F, 8:30 - 4:30.

Where can I get more information?

You can get more information by calling Fr. Bo at 780-340-3726.