Vladislav Andrejev has been teaching iconography since 1985, during which time thousands of his students have been introduced to the ancient art of icon writing. Over the years, Vladislav's iconographic technique and teaching method developed into a distinct school of painting and interpretation. The Museum of Russian Icons is hosting the renowned Prosopon School of Iconology for an intensive six-day course on icon writing. Working with Prosopon faculty, participants will study the techniques of painting icons, including transferring the image, applying the gold leaf, and the use of egg tempera paint. Students will use natural materials and the traditional multistep process to paint their own icons. First-time students paint an icon of Archangel Michael, and if it is a second time in a Prosopon class, students will paint Archangel Gabriel. Advanced students can make special arrangements with the instructor to paint another subject for their icon workshop. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to iconology, iconic symbolism, and the theological and philosophical basis of each step. No previous artistic experience is required. The course takes place in the Museum's Auditorium.