Topic ID #42801 - posted 10/22/2020 10:31 PM

ICON PROJECT. Icon Painting Workshop 2021


IMPORTANT! In 2021 all workshops and field schools offered by Svoge Heritage Program (SHP) are situated high in the mountain in isolated, environmentally friendly areas in order to protect our participants and team in a COVID 19 pandemic situation. Places are limited.


This project is devoted to the medieval technique for drawing icons. In the medieval church "St. Nicholas" in Buklovets (municipality of Svoge) were kept several depictions of saints, situated on the Iconostasis. In 1996 the icons were moved to the National Museum of Orthodox art in Sofia with an idea to be preserved from the aggressive moisture in the church building and to be restored. Unfortunately, till the present day, the icons still remain unrestored and they were not given back to the church.

The main goal of this project is to make copies of the medieval icons which will be donated to the church. The students and volunteers will work with the originals and will be trained in the painting technique used in the 15 and 16 centuries. Each of the participants will receive their own small certified replica of an icon.


TYPE: Historical Art Workshop

PERIOD: Middle ages - 15th - 16th century

DATES: 6 June - 19 June & 20 June - 3 July, 2021

PARTICIPATION FEE: €2525 for two weeks



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