Immanuel Icons

an orthodox christian iconography studio
in pittsburgh, pennsylvania


In all classes:

  • The primary requirements are prayer and humility
  • The traditional mediums are taught:  egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso (the animal skin and chalk used to prepare the boards in a very specific process)
  • Students are equipped, over time, to understand for themselves the spiritual and aesthetic properties of iconography, enabling them to participate in the living tradition.  In other words, this is not a color-by-number iconography class.
Classes taught by Immanuel Icons iconographer Randi Maria Sider-Rose are now online through Saint Raphael Orthodox Online School.  I offer 10-session workshops as well as a 6-year Apprenticeship Program that runs September-May with weekly classes, and for adults and school-aged students.