Bethlehem Icon School
"Print your image in my heart, as a mark that will never be erased from my soul". A paraphrase of the Song of Songs (8.6).
Founded in 2010 to run short courses in iconography at the Emmanuel Monastery in Bethlehem, it has now grown to offer a range of opportunities to study iconography up to a professional level.
At its heart lies the small group of students taking the two year Prince's School of traditional certificated course and those on the long term Ongoing Training Course. Places are offered free of tuition fees to Christians living and working in the Holy land, students provide most of their own materials and tools.
We do have a few places open for International students for longer or shorter periods of time. participants may come for a week at 250 Pounds per week, 500 Pounds per term or 1200 Pounds for a year. We Welcome priests and religious of all the denominations who wish to spend their a sabbatical with us.
Successful students are able to work as part of our workshop team of iconographers, and for graduates of the Prince's School course we can guarantee a job with us in the workshop.
Students can also participate in summer projects abroad. Summer 2018 is currently being planned for a two month residency at Lichfield Cathedral in the UK.
We also cater for small groups & individuals, offering intensive 7 day courses for international visitors and locals alike. Three courses a year are currently held as a contemplative retreat. These are open to people of all faiths or none.
All of these other courses are open to all regardless of faith or religious practice.