Icon Workshops and Retreats

We offer a series of six-day workshops, offering an opportunity to learn and practice the art of painting or writing icons in the contemplative calm of a Benedictine monastery.

The tutor is Dom Alex Echeandía Loro, a Peruvian monk and iconographer, who is currently working on a series of Icons for the Monastery of the Incarnation in Pachacamac.  

Each day will begin with a demonstration of the techniques to be used and the rest of the day is spent painting, with support and accompaniment from Dom Alex. The designs will be applied to the board, and the colour layers built up to complete the icon.