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Byzantine painting workshops and on line courses

The online lessons are Monday Wednesday 17: 00-20:00 and Saturday 11:00-14:00 (Greece time UTC +2) You can participate in any lesson you want (every day ,one time a week etc.) Precondition for participation is to have a smart phone connected at a wifi network

How does it work; Until the beginning of the lesson, you send me your intention to participate or the photo of the icon you are working on. I will send you text message via viber, I will give you instructions and I will correct on the photo of your icon that you sent me and send it back correct. Then you apply it to your icon and goes on. If you want to ask something during my lesson, you send me a text message via viber or a new photo of your icon in the new status, so I will again help you to continue, to answer your questions and to correct as I said again and so its goes on.

The price of each lesson is 15 euros. The course is prepaid. (Payment can be made by credit card, pay pal or bank transfer) No needed any previous experience to participate to the course.

If you are interested to participate send email to

Participate in a byzantine icon painting and gilding workshop in Athens in July 2022 with the Greek iconographer Babis Pilarinos in Greece at his atelier near the Acropolis. Read more here

If this workshop does not suit you then please read about the possibility of other workshops.

Visit Greece and participate in a byzantine icon painting workshop with the Greek iconographer Babis Pilarinos in Athens.

Babis Pilarinos was born on Zakynthos in 1966. He paints, illustrates children’ s books, paints portable icons and frescoes in churches. He teaches Byzantine painting on Zakynthos, in Paris, in Athens at his “Atelier Pilarinos” and in “Austrian Summer Academy in Greece”
He has given nine private exhibitions in Brussels, Paris, Switzerland
Baden and Athens. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts in Greece. More details can be found at or visit his Facebook profile

mathima2There are two types of workshops. It’s a small one that it’s about three hours and a big one that it’s about 5 hours.
The theme and in the two workshops is the same, to paint a byzantine face. Only at the small workshop you do these with color pencils and you take a small taste of all the technique.
The big workshop is conducted with egg tempera in the same traditional way as was the case in the Byzantine times. In this workshop, the person that participates will paint an icon, using paints made from egg yolk and colour powders. At the end of the workshop the memder will have completed the icon.

These workshops are 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.
Lessons are stand-alone, which means that during the course, each participant is given the opportunity to complete an icon fully.
Everything needed -canvases, brushes, easels, colours, etc.- are provided by the atelier. The Workshop lessons are in English.


The cost for the small workshop for every participant is 30 euros, minimum charge 180. The price includes 3 hours of workshop and all necessary material (not need to bring anything).
The cost for the big workshop for every participant is 50 euros, minimum charge 250. The price includes 5 hours of workshop and all necessary material (not need to bring anything). For booking please send an email at or a message his Facebook profile