(5 customer reviews)

Monday Online Class


19:30 – 21:30 UK time

You can join us any Monday

Cost £175 for 5 Classes

Via Zoom
The link will be provided after the registration.



19:30 – 21:30 UK time
You can join us any Monday
       Cost £175 for 5 Classes

Via Zoom
The link will be provided after the registration.

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  • The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Dry brushwork


You will need some materials to get started.

First Class

Pencil, thin paper, and a copy of an image that you want to paint.

Next Classes

  • pigments – yellow ochre, red ochre, burn sienna, burnt umber, black (iron oxide or Russian black), titanium white, ultramarine blue, green oxide
  • brushes – 3 squirrel brushes, sizes 1,3,5 or 2,3,5. You can buy those here Brushes
  • panel – clayboard or gesso board Panels or Panels
  • The rest will be explained in the email to you

Let us know if you already have materials or need any assistance with deciding which materials. There are many options and it’s not necessary to buy too many to be able to start painting.

5 reviews for Monday Online Class

  1. Tom

    This is a really lovely class to be part of and my icon painting has really come on through it. Basia is a wonderful teacher and gives extremely helpful and personalised feedback. I highly recommend joining!

  2. Lorraine Goodison (verified owner)

    I’ve attended Basia’s classes in person and online and can honestly say I’ve learnt a lot about the process of using egg tempera and of painting icons. Basia is very patient and knowledgeable, providing examples and guidance on all aspects. She uses a balanced approach to all levels of student which encourages and enables study and exploration. I felt confident enough to create a contemporary icon with her support. I cannot recommend Basia’s classes highly enough.

  3. Laurent

    I like this course which is a more a gathering or a meeting of people who enjoy to learn more about icon painting that a lecture. Basia guides us, advices us and suggests to us alternatives. She also brings her technical knowledge to help us to achieve our goals without imposing her views. I love this Monday evening time, it has a deep spiritual meaning through painting and fellowship.

  4. Brian Cowen

    When I discovered Basia was providing online courses, I decided to enrol to see if I could develop my iconography skills. She is so patient and knowledgable that one soon feels confident in ones ability to embark on egg tempera painting. Her teaching is grounded in history, theology and technique and this opens the whole dimension of iconography. There are no ‘ mistakes’ in ones attempts, just learning experiences and developments. She is very patient and has a good sense of humour. I would highly recommend her as a tutor and encourage others to enrol on her courses.

  5. Coby

    I have learnt an extraordinary depth of understanding in the skills of icon painting during Basia’s online courses. The awesome task of interpreting an original icon to my own work seemed an overwhelming project at first but I was instructed step by step into a process which simplified my approach and enabled me to discover the techniques of this intriguing art form.Basia encourages us to find our own style while freely exploring an authentic expression. I continue to make progress with each new icon I begin and watch unfold with surprising results.

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