All 2019 Workshops Schedule & Locations

St Peters Episcopal Church, Lewis Delaware

February 4th to 8th, 2019

Saint Peter's Episcopal Church

St Peters Episcopal Church is on the ocean. The town is a lovely harbor to stroll and enjoy —a beautiful and peaceful setting for insights, teaching, studying or meditating. The meeting rooms are comfortable, the church is a delight, the community is peaceful which makes you feel welcome and cared for. St Peter's Episcopal Church is hosting this event. This year we will focus on the voices of Women in Iconography and perhaps new understanding.

The workshop will be held in the parish hall, lunch included each day. Make it clear you must arrange your own lodging. Or contact Mary Jane Miller directly. Transportation and lodging is not included but several parishioners will sponsor you as a house guest upon request.
For more information please contact Rev Jeff Ross either by phone 302 645-8479 or mail at

Saint Peter's Episcopal


St. Cyprian Episcopal, Lufkin, Texas

February 11th to 15th, 2019

St Cyprians Church

Lufkin, Texas is located in the beautiful pine forests, 120 miles northeast of Houston. St.Cyprian Episcopal Church will host a 5 day egg tempera icon painting/writing workshop.

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.
For more information please contact Jeanelle McCall
COST $490.00 USD. participant (includes art supplies and lunch).USD. Maximum 18 participants.
Lodging and transportation not included. Upon request, several parishioners will sponsor house guest. Paypal, cash or check to reserve a spot.


Negril, Jamaica

Rene's House
January 14th -17th, 2019

Contact Renee Edy

Join us for four days on an island in the presence of Bob Marley, Jamaica's finest musician. Mary Jane has become an internationally recognized icon painter. She will be visiting Nagril, Jamaica to offer a unique opportunity for those interested in portraiture with egg tempera.

The atmosphere will be filled with inspiration through Bob Marley, his image, music and history. We will explore his music and lyrics as meditation and his insightful history throughout the workshop, morning sessions 10 AM to 2PM .

The workshop will be a fascinating mix of ancient technique and modern music. We invite you to take time out from your busy life, to know Bob Marley's legacy more deeply.
For more information contact: Rene Edy: 415 251 9549. #1111 Summerset Rd. West End Negril, Jamaica.

COST $215.00 USD. (includes art supplies and lunch). Maximum 10 participants. Paypal link:, cash or check to reserve a spot.
Lodging and transportation not included. Catch a Falling Star or At Rene´s limited occupancy 2 rooms first come first serve. 45.00



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.

Early registration, One month:
At Negril, Jamaica. $215 USD 415 251 9549
At St Peters Episcopal Church. Lewes, Delaware $490 USD 302-645-8479
At St. Cyprian Episcopal. Lufkin, Texas $490 USD

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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