Five-day Workshop
Monday, June 19, 2023 – Friday, June 23, 2023

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Workshop Description

Have you ever wondered how one “gets to God?” If so, you join many throughout the ages who have desired an encounter with the Holy One. Iconography is one journey, with prescribed steps, designed to help the participant encounter God. Said another way, iconography is a way to God. It is a window into another world, the world of the sacred. Writing an icon is akin to meditation…its own kind of spiritual discipline.

Writing these beautiful icons is possible for you. It is not necessary for you to be an artist. You will be taught the artistic techniques that you need. The spiritual meanings behind the techniques will be explained. This is the first of several mini workshops. Subsequent mini workshops will focus on such elements as: garments, scenes (nature) and buildings. If you are a beginner, once you have learned these techniques, you will be able to complete an entire icon. If you already paint icons, your skills will be improved by taking these mini workshops. You will be learning in a small group environment. This is necessary so that you have the appropriate attention of the instructor.

During the workshop, each student will create the image shown on the page.

Class size is limited to 10 participants, so register soon!

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

NOTE: There will be a lunch break from 1:30 – 2:30 each day. Lunch is not included, but you will be provided with eating options in the local area, or you may bring your own lunch.

Class Location
St. Agnes Parish Center
106 Duke Street
Shepherdstown, WV

Iconographer, Tatiana Gubenko. Tatiana conducts iconography classes in the United States and in Ukraine, continuing to pass along the traditional techniques accumulated through history, while creating her own work and perfecting her skills.

The workshop is for participants with beginner through intermediate skills in writing icons. No experience is required.


$670 per person. The price includes instruction and all supplies and materials.
$150 deposit is required upon registration. The remaining $520 is due on the first day of class with a check payable to Tatiana Gubenko.

Deposits should be mailed to the address below immediately after you register. Please specify “Icon Workshop” on the check and make the check payable to Tatiana Gubenko.
NOTE: Deposits will be returned if the workshop needs to be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Tatiana Gubenko
440 Utterback Store Rd.
Great Falls, VA 22066

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Enjoy some photos from a previous Iconography Workshop.

To register for the class, please complete the form below.

Registration deadline is June 12, 2023. Complete the form, click/tap the submit button, then send your class deposit ($150) to the address noted above. The remaining $520 is due on the first day of class with a check payable to Tatiana Gubenko.