Teaching Iconography

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Teaching Online

We started teaching iconography many years ago when we were asked to share our skills and knowledge. We used to teach icon painting workshops in Australia, Canada, Italy, Russia and the USA. After more than 100 face-to-face workshops we were constrained to start teaching online because of the pandemic. Our courses became popular and it turned out, that the format of teaching online has many advantages. First, - it provides more time for learning than in a real class situation. Now we have 5 courses for students of different levels and continue to prepare new courses. We hope they will be ready soon

Our Teaching Method

Structured information, real time help, work in a team, unlimited access to materials


All students receive constructive feedback from the instructors in no later than 48 hours (weekends excluded)


We encourage our students to actively share their drawings in Google Classroom, it allows learning from classmates

Lifetime Access

After the end of the class students receive PDF summary of the assignments and all videos remain available

Our Team

Philip Davydov and Olga Shalamova; Sacred Murals Studio (Saint Petersburg, Russia).
About Learning Iconography Online

Philip Davydov

Iconographer, iconography instructor and web-site administrator

Philip holds an M.A. in State Fine Art from the Academy of Saint Petersburg, faculty of Theory and History of Art. He is a professional, second-generation iconographer with more than 15 years of teaching experience. He is also a professor at the Institute of Theology and Sacred Arts and the head of The Sacred Murals Studio in St. Petersburg, Russia.

About Learning Iconography Online

Olga Shalamova

Iconographer and iconography instructor

Olga Shalamova holds an M.A. in State Fine Art from the Academy of Saint Petersburg, faculty of Theory and History of Art. She is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia and is chief artist of the embroidery workshop at Feodorovsky Cathedral in Saint Petersburg. She is also an active participant in exhibitions of contemporary ecclesiastical art.

What people are saying

Our Online Iconography Drawing Course 1 overwieved by course participants: