Icon Writing Workshop: Feb. 19-23

The Sheptytsky Institute at Windle House (University of St. Michael’s College) is pleased to announce its upcoming Icon-writing Workshop, taught by Roumen Kirinkov (Zograph Studio), for beginner and intermediate students interested in Byzantine iconography as a spiritual vehicle for worship. All are welcome.

What: Workshop in Byzantine-style icon painting
When: Mon., Feb. 19, through Fri., Feb. 23, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily
Where: Windle House, 5 Elmsley Place, near Bay & St. Joseph Streets
How much: $565. This price includes master instruction, icon panel, and all materials.

Spaces are limited. To register, please contact:

Oriana Bertucci, Director of Student Life, University of St. Michael’s College


Olenka Hanushevska Galadza, Community Activities Volunteer, Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies,
University of St. Michael’s College
Deposit ($100) requested upon registration.
About the teacher:
Roumen Kirinkov is an art conservator and iconographer with more than 30 years of experience. He received his MAC degree at the National Academy of Fine Arts – Art Conservation Program in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1985, and for the following nine years worked as a painting conservator for the National Museum of History and the National Art Gallery, both in Sofia, Bulgaria.

His interest in icons and Orthodox Iconography dates back to his early studies. During the 5-year Art Conservation Program, he was involved in extensive research on the history of icon-painting techniques, and carried out conservation and restoration treatments on many medieval icons.

In 1994, he moved to Canada, and a year later, established Zograph Studio, a private art conservation company.

Kirinkov painted the iconostasis in the newly-built St. Demetrious Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church in Brampton, Ontario was the artist in charge of the interior decoration of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham, Ontario. He also painted most of the icons and all murals in the bema (raised platform housing the sanctuary) of his home church, St. George’s Macedono-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church in Toronto, where he was ordained a Sub-Deacon in 2004. He is still involved with the interior iconographic decoration of the church as an ongoing project.

Roumen Kirinkov also delivers lectures, talks, and workshops of icon-painting techniques, Orthodox Iconography, and conservation, treatment, and care of icons to professional groups and theology, art history, and art conservation students, as well as for the general public.