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Byzantine icon painting and gilding workshop in Athens in July 2022

Participate in a byzantine icon painting workshop with the Greek iconographer Babis Pilarinos in Greece at his atelier near the Acropolis. The workshop is conducted  with egg tempera, Byzantine tetrachrome (four-color) palette with in-depth instruction in drawing, and gold leaves in the same traditional way as was the case in the Byzantine times. This workshop is a good and for beginning students or more advanced as Babis Pilarinos skillfully individualizes instruction based on each student’s experience and ability.

In this workshop, the person that participates will paint an icon using paints made from egg yolk and colour powders and will gild the icon with gold leaves (22k). At the end of the workshop the member will have completed the icon.

These workshop is suitable for people with no previous experience in painting, as well as for amateur or professional painters who wish to study the byzantine art genre.

Lesson is stand-alone, which means that during the course, each participant is given the opportunity to complete an icon fully.

Everything needed – prepared wood, brushes, colors, gold leaves etc.- are provided by the atelier. The Workshop lesson is in English.

The cost for the workshop is 120€ for one person. The price includes total 12 hours (4 hours per day) of workshop (three day workshop Friday, Saturday, Sunday 16: 00-20: 00, 8-10 July 2022) and all necessary material (not need to bring anything). For booking please send an email at or a message at Facebook profile

  • Who No previous experience in painting needed.
  • What Byzantine icon painting workshop in France
  • When Friday to Sunday 16: 00-20: 00, 8-10 July 2020
  • Where Greece, Athens, Atelier Pilarinos
  • Language English
  • Cost 120 €

Positions limited due to the pandemic. It is necessary to use a mask.