Short Courses

The Open Programme offers lectures, workshops and short, practical courses in traditional arts and crafts. These are open to anyone over the age of 16 and suit all levels of ability and experience, from beginners to seasoned practitioners.

Students who complete five courses within three years are eligible to receive a certificate of completion.


Russo-Byzantine Icon Painting: Saint Michael

10:00-17:00 21 - 25 August 2017

With Dr Irina Bradley

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This course will take students through the process of creating an icon in Russo-Byzantine style in liquid tempera technique, which involves the use of natural earth and mineral pigments.