Iconography with Suzanne Schleck

The gospel in line and color


February 8 – 14, 2020 

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Experience the compelling practice of painting an icon using techniques developed before the year 1000 A.D. Using gold leaf and egg tempera on gessoed boards, instructor Suzanne Schleck guides you through a week of art and prayer. Schleck has studied iconography for over 20 years and welcomes experienced artists as well as beginners. Registration coming soon!

Days begin with an early morning Eucharist followed by an anointing of hands in the studio. Noonday prayers are said before lunch, and each day ends with an evening prayer in Kanuga’s Chapel of the Transfiguration.

Space is limited to 30 participants. 


Brigid Of Kildare Icon

Brigid Of Kildare

Icon Options for 2020

Holy Face Icon

Holy Face


St Francis Icon

St Francis

About the Instructor

Suzanne Schleck - Iconography RetreatSuzanne Schleck of Whiting, NJ, returns for her thirteenth year of teaching icon painting at Kanuga. A retired public school art teacher, she has studied for more than 20 years with the Rev. John Walsted, master iconographer and expert on 14th to 16th century Russian icons, and has taken additional workshops with Robert Lentz and the Prosopon School of Iconography. Her work has been published in Episcopal Life and in several online exhibits with Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts, as well as the 2006 General Convention and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Conference Details

Lodging options at Kanuga:
  • Double occupancy (Shared Bedroom): $1250
  • Single Occupancy (Private Bedroom): $1445
  • Commuter: $810
    • No lodging on Kanuga property. The commuter rate includes a facility day-use fee and lunch. Additional meals available at the reception desk during your stay.
  • Non Participating Guest (Double occupancy – Shared bedroom): $865
  • Optional Early Arrival on February 7, 2020: $80
    • We will do our best to house you in your requested accommodation, but this is not guaranteed.

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Check-in is at 4 p.m. Check-Out is at 10 a.m.


For financial assistance, download the printable application below.

Scholarship Request


For more information, please contact Executive VP for Mission, Jimmy Haden, at jhaden@kanuga.org