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.

Register by October 8th to receive a 10% discount.

Payment and Cancellations:

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Echeck.

Balance due: Payment in full is required beginning 30 days before the event start date, which is also the Balance Due date for those only paying the initial deposit when registering.

Cancellations: Cancellations and refunds are provided in a tiered system based on proximity to the event start date. Any cancellation made at least 21 days before the event start date will result in a refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 20-15 days before the event start date will receive a 50% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 14-8 days before the event start date will receive a 25% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event start date are not eligible for a refund. All cancellations must be in writing.

In the event of a cancellation, notice must be sent to Kanuga in writing either via fax (828) 696-3589 or via email. 


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 Director of Formation Programs and Resident Chaplain Richmond Jones at rjones@kanuga.org or 828-692-9136 Ext. 2745.