Workshops Schedule & Locations


Thursdays and Fridays

Because of covid we offer ongoing three week workshops in the Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
on Thursdays and Fridays. 3 hours each morning and 3 hours each afternoon.

The cost is 320.00 USD Scheduling is flexible and discounts available.

Please do not hesitate to inquire if you happen to be in San Miguel Allende visiting.

No prior experience is necessary for painting a Byzantine style icon, the retreat is for all skill levels. Those who are beginning the journey or want to expand their learning, all are welcome, regardless of artistic experience or spiritual background. The medium is traditional egg tempera pigments and gold leaf on a wooden board panel, all materials are natural and included in the price.

Master instructor and author, Mary Jane Miller, will lead us through step by step instruction with demonstrations that will gently and joyfully shepherd you through the process.

Great instruction and exchanges always arise at these workshops, the subject and tradition make for a fascinating mix of ancient technique and contemporary revival of eternal wisdom. Do not miss this opportunity to take time out from your busy life, to accept some instruction and meditate on what an amazing thing it is to be alive and here now.




March 6th to March 10th, 2023

St Cecilia's Church Episcopal
600.00 USD
Information please contact Kelly Barnhill
e mail or

New Zeland


October 23th to October 27th, 2023

480.00 USD
Information please contact Rev Liz Schellingerhoudt Phone 706-745-0607
or e mail



October 30th to November 3rd, 2023

480.00 USD
Information please contact Rev Bill Murray Phone 404.255.4023
or e mail



Dates Will be announced for November 2023

St Peter's Episcopal Church, in Lewes, Delaware

Information please contact church office 302-645-8479


More information about Mary Jane Miller can be found at:
Contemporary Byzantine Icons
Modern Catholic Iconography
Sacred Icon Retreats      

Pricing and Registration

The workshop is limited to 18 participants. Sign up now to reserve your spot.

For studio registration,:
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: $320 USD
All materials included
All materials included
Lodging and meals other than Lunch not included in price

The icon Retreat and icon Workshops begin after everyone is settled in after arrival the night before. We will meet then for introductions and sharing, why are you interested inconography? The icon classes actually begins 9 AM of the first day. Six hours a day of work and meditation. There will be one evening power point presentation of the artists work open to the public. The retreat ends 3 PM on the last day normally a Friday after the blessing of the icons. Each participant will have a finished icon on completion of this retreat.

San Miguel Icons has well written and informative articles on the blog as well as a book store on We have You Tube videos, a store on facebook, linkedin, Gloria TV, Instagram, the CIVA, Episcopal Visual Arts Council and twitter which are all social media platforms to help you get acquainted with the medium, the teacher and the value of modern catholic and byzantine style icons. I have been published in professional Episcopalians, Temple Divine, The Orthodox Review, Faith and Forum, Up Stream People, and our local paper. Books are on and Amazon. The four 5 day icon retreat is an intense workshop, given 4 times a year, Any books are made available to my students, accompanied by a small assortment of icons for purchase. If you would like me to come and lecture at your retreat center, your church, a museum or school, I am available. OR If you want to host me as an instructor for icon painting this would be a pleasure, please use the contact page.

Contact Us

To register, or for more information, contact:

Mary Jane Miller
011 52 (415-152 5762)


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