About Us

We are a group of spiritual, creative beings practicing contemplative prayer through the ancient practice of iconography in the Russian-Byzantine method of icon writing as taught by Master Iconographer–Vladislav Andrejev.

We officially formed our guild on May 31, 2014 and named our group Archangel Michael Icon Guild.  Archangel Michael is the first icon new students learn to write so we felt it appropriate to name it as such.

Six day icon workshops taught by Master Iconographer Vladislav Andrejev are held each year in Spring unless otherwise noted (see the link titled “Workshops and Events” on the home page) a minimum of 15 students is required to hold the workshops with a maximum of 22–24 students.

Consistently attending Guild Meetings is one of the best ways to explore iconography–during the meetings one learns more about the practice of iconography, the materials used and the opportunities available to you if this is the “call” you’ve been waiting for!  We use and study the hundreds of books that discuss the meanings of icons, pigment books, images and designs used in icons and share the findings freely among ourselves and other students of iconography.  Books, source material and references are posted throughout our site.

We cordially invite anyone interested in contemplative prayer to join us each month for “Prayers through Pigment.”  Please see schedule under the link “Guild Meetings/Prayers and Practice.”  Guild meetings are not fee based–a goodwill offering is requested to help support the Shrine of St. Anthony.  Materials and supplies are market price.  Please call Mick (410) 303-2392 if you wish to become a participant or would like more information about the guild.


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