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The Face of Christ: Icon Retreat

The Face of Christ Icon Retreat March 2023

Paint (or “write”) your own icon of Jesus of Nazareth with step-by-step group and individual instruction.
As you create your icon of Christ during this weekend retreat, you will have the opportunity to reflect on his life.
Iconographer Drazen Dupor will present some of the history of iconography and lead us through the process of creating our own icon. Jim Gill will facilitate prayer and reflection throughout the weekend.


Previous experience is not required.


Thursday, March 23, to Sunday, March 26, 2023
The retreat begins at 1:00pm on Thursday and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.
Cost of $425 includes $75 nonrefundable deposit, overnight accommodations, meals, and supplies.

You can register and pay online by clicking the register button on the right, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to "Siena Retreat Center". Payment must be received to complete registration.

Please register by Monday, March 6. By registering early, you assist us in providing quality organization and administration of our retreats and programs. We want to be fully prepared for your arrival with adequate staffing, supplies, room arrangements, and meals. We make every effort to avoid canceling retreats and programs. However, most of these events require a minimum enrollment to move forward. Registering early can help assure that the retreats and programming you look forward to participating in can happen.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on our health and safety protocols.

Facilitator Drazen Dupor is an artist and iconographer, specializing in Byzantine iconography. Drazen studied the art of icon painting in Thessalonica, Greece, at the K.N. Georgiadis School of Art. Over the last twenty years, Drazen has been creating works in his own art studios in Thessalonica and, since 2003, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Co-facilitator Jim Gill holds an MA in creation spirituality and is an iconographer, parish minister, spiritual guide, and retreat leader.

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