Here is a great article in the Times of Israel about iconographer and teacher Ian Knowles and the school he founded in Bethlehem, the Bethlehem Icon Centre. In fact this seems to have gone viral. On the same day earlier this month it appeared also in the UK’s Daily Mail, and Yahoo News in the US, which in turn was picked up by Drudge Report, of all sites. So amongst the headlines about Trump, Clinton, Syrian bombing, McConnel et al was the link ‘Ancient sacred art resurrected in city of Jesus’s birth’,
Beauty will save the world!
The Icon Centre offers a two-year diploma and a series of shorter workshops during the year. Pontifex University has partnered with the Bethlehem Icon Centre and students of the MSA program can take its courses as part of the studio requirement. Anyone who is interested in pursuing iconography as a career should consider doing their courses and especially their diploma. The combined cost of fees and accomodation work out, after currency conversion from the US dollar, GB pound or the Euro, at a fraction of the cost of any residential art course that I know of.
The two-year program is done in three eight-week terms. In accordance with the traditional cycle of year and parallels the Oxbridge term times (readers of the Way of Beauty will understand the theological significance of this!)
Read the article in the Times of Isreal here.