Icon Centre


Icon School

Offers courses in iconography at the Icon Centre and also at the Emmanuel Monastery, both long term and short courses, for locals and for people from around the world.

Icon Studio

Working strictly to commission under the direction of the Director the workshop dispatches custom made icons to churches and individuals around the world.

Visitor's Centre

As part of Bethlehem’s welcome to the millions of pilgrims and tourists, the BIC has a dedicated visitor’s centre along the ancient pilgrim’s route in the heart of the City.

How to find us





Diploma Class in Icon Painting

Year II Students: Monday February 6th at 9.00am

Year I Students: We are also starting a NEW two year CLASS on the same day

This course is offers the Prince of Wale's School of Traditional Arts Certificate in Icon Painting, and provides a solid basis for those who would like to work as professional iconographers. Places are limited so if interested, please be in touch as soon as possible.

The ongoing formation course in iconography begins

FRIDAY or SATURDAY Feb 10th & 11th 2017, 9am-12noon and runs for 8 weeks.
Another class is run TUESDAYS, 6.30pm-8pm, beginning Feb 7th.

New Students Welcome!

Please visit the Centre and complete an application form to register.


Next 7 day intensive One Week Icon Painting course: 

HOLY WEEK COURSE April 6-12 2017!

The Bethlehem Icon School is part of the Bethlehem Icon Centre, situated in the heart of the Old City of Bethlehem.

Twice a year we run intensive one week courses in Christian iconography, showing how to use egg tempera paints in the ancient style of Byzantine icons. You learn to draw and paint an icon, and are introduced to methods of using gold leaf.

Classes are small so the tuition is focused and personal. The cost of tuition is still just £200.

Our next course runs from April 6th and finishes the evening of Wednesday 12th, in Holy Week. What a great way to keep Holy Week and prepare for the Triduum.

Message us here for more details or to register. Alternatively, email us: bethlehemiconcentre@gmail.com

Latest News

Jan 29, 2017, 6:44 PM
The Icon Centre was widely covered in the world's media over the Christmas period.
Jan 9, 2017, 5:53 PM
A great insight into the Icon Centre and its founder in the Sunday Telegraph, a UK broadsheet.
Jan 4, 2017, 9:16 PM
Details of new and ongoing courses
Dec 21, 2016, 7:53 PM
Things Unseen have published their Christmas Podcast special, which gives an in-depth insight into the making of the Lichfield Annunciation. Recorded during our time in Lichfield over the summer it gives a real feel for our time there. Enjoy!