Hyning - Icon Studio
An idea is born...
The Icon studio was founded in 2006 by Sr. Mary Stella. The room had been used previously for day groups as an overflow from the guest house but was used as a storeroom as well. The idea of a studio was suggested by Sr. Mary Stella who managed to persuade people to help her paint, redecorate and refurbish the room. It has been a wonderful example of people's generosity! The electrics were redone, a wooden stove donated, art materials donated or brought from Slough. Now Sr. Mary Stella holds regular groups and workshops and works with Iconographers from different parts of the country. Peter Murphy now runs a course every year for more advanced students. Every Wednesday there is a regular group from beginners to the more experienced.
Sr. Mary Stella runs several courses during the course of the year and holds a regular Wednesday afternoon group. The current course began in September and is for beginners. Several of the images are on our Facebook page and one of the group talks about the impact of writing an icon.
The slideshow contains the most recent commission done by the group. Fr. Darren of the Diocese of Lancaster has commissioned a series of icons of the Cure D'Ars for the year of Consecrated Life.
Barbara's icons are copyrighted, if you would like to a have a copy please ask for permission.
During the most recent icon course, we manage to take pictures of the stages of writing an icon. The slideshow takes you from the template to the completed icon. The icon we chose was Our Lady of The Sign.