About the Studio

Drawing an icon’s cartoon in the Studio

The work happening in the Conestoga Iconographic Studio is an ongoing effort to create something that is Orthodox in its making, its vision, and in its witness.

Day by day, local wood, soil, plants, and even bones are collected, worked,  and offered in the making of an icon. This work is part of a consciousness that seeks to create locally from the place where the studio is located—an embodiment of creating in harmony with our environment. The stylistic-vision of its icons, for which the studio is known, is a gift from the Holy Spirit that embodies an ancient and direct vision. The resulting icons are works of great skill, which witness across Christendom, about our lives of faith and prayer.

Working today as a full-time iconographer in Canada is full of challenges—not the least of which is having the means to keep the studio open. Patrons choose to be part of a group that financially supports its efforts by giving at least $30 a month. This money is used to see that the studio’s upkeep can be afforded and that the iconographer is paid a stipend.

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