This icon retreat will introduce participants into the ancient tradition of icon writing. During this five-day retreat through meditation, practise and contemplation you will learn the techniques of writing an icon. Using a gesso wood panel board, egg tempera, natural pigment, bole and gilding with 24 kt gold leaf, you will be writing the icon "Christ the Pantorcrator (Teacher)" . Gesso wood panel board to be purchased from Star of the North at a cost of $100.00. Participants will bring brushes. All other supplies are included.