St. Elias Orthodox Church

Iconography Workshop at St. Elias Orthodox Church

Friday September 25th from 3-8 p.m.

Saturday September 26th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Instructor: Drazen Dupor

No painting experience necessary


This hands-on painting workshop is open to adults and teens from all faith backgrounds and will be taught in Bysantine style.

Step-by-step instruction will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Those who cannot attend Friday should come prepared to start and finish on Saturday. Additional painting time may be scheduled on Sunday after Divine Liturgy, if needed.

The icon to be painted is of the Archangel Gabriel on a 4-foot-long pre-stained board.

Cost is $200 per person, payable directly to Drazen on the day of the workshop. All materials and supplies, including paints, brushes and gold leaf, are provided. Participants may wish to bring an apron or smock. Meals will be potluck (vegan on Friday evening).

To reserve your spot in the workshop, please call the church at 608-782-8641 and leave a message, or send an email.

About the instructor:

Drazen Dupor has been painting icons since 1986. He was a member of the prestigious Klik Artist Association in Knin, Croatia, and studied the art of icon painting in Thessalonica, Greece, at the K.N.Georgiadis School of Art under the supervision of Zlatko Bomestar.

He frequently travels to lead workshops at retreat centers, schools and churches, and is available to teach students at his studio in Middleton, WI. He also restores icons and accepts commissions. For more information, please visit

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