Icon exhibition in Easter

During easter time, 2023, (April – May) an Icon exhibition was open for visitors at European Christian Academy. Icons were painted by both students and staff, visitors could oberve the icon painting (“writing”) process, take part in workshops lead by icon painter Olesya Aboliņa.

Calligraphy for incoming ERASMUS+ students

Beginning form March 17, 2023, students from abroad will attend academic masterclass in Iconography and Calligraphy (within the “Bible ARt” study program). The masterclass wil be run by DrHC George v. Durtanossky (Germany). Students will attend professional workshops, visit Department of Ancient Manusripts and Rarities at Latvian National Library, where they will do practical part of the masterclass. The course will last 3 months.

Exhibition of Icons in Balvi Center of Sacred culture

We welcome to attend the Icon exhibition of Orthodox Icons painted by young artists, graduates from European Christian Academy. The exhibition is open in Balvi city, Center of Sacred culture, from January 30 till March 25; meeting with artists is scheduled for March 25. Iconography is rarity today, and graduates of the Academy keep the […]

Icon Painting Summer School – August 2020!

Latvian Christian Academy in AUGUST 10-16, 2020, organizes SUMMER SCHOOL IN ICON PAINTING to go through all phases of Icon painting starting from preparation of the Icon board until the final varnish of the ready painting. Summer School provides theoretical and practical basis for canonical Icon painting.
Date and venue: August 10-16, in Jūrmala (Latvia), Bulduri (address: Vienības prospekts 23), in the premises of Latvian Christian Academy.
Training fee: 250 EUR + materials.

Excursion of art students to unique monasteries in Pskov

Students of the Biblical art study programme together with their teacher, Icon painter K.Tambovskaya, visited the world-famous monastery in Pechori (Pskov, Russia). They visited the Kremlin, its splendid Cathedral of St. Trinity, churches of John the Baptist and St. Basil the Great, and historical reservation of the old Russian architecture “Поганкины палаты”. They saw icons […]

Dedication of the Icon of the Holy Family at Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Riga Old City .

Studies at Latvian Christian academy are attended by Roman Catholics, Orthodoxes and Lutherans. One of the students, Laura Valle, being Roman Catholic, has made a research in the history of iconography of the Holy Family, painted an icon and defended her Bachelor thesis in Arts this spring. Icon was conceived as a gift to the […]

Evaluation of the master study programme “Biblical art”

In October 23-24, 2013, evaluation of the Master study programme “Biblical art” was held at Latvian Christian academy by experts’ team of the Ministry of Education of Science. The study direction “Arts” has been accredited for maximum duration till 2019 earlier in May 2013. The Master study programme received very high estimation due to “high […]

Study direction „Arts” accredited for 6 years

In June 3, 2013, Accreditation committee of Latvian Ministry of education and science awarded 6 years accreditation (till 2019) to the study direction “Arts” at Latvian Christian academy. The study direction comprises two academic study programmes: that of Bachelor of humanities in arts and Master of humanities in arts.

Choose studies in the intensive icon painting course!

The next course is scheduled in February 2013 and will be supervised by Fr. Alexander Shabelnik (Italy) and well-known Russian Icon painter Georgy Mironov (Moscow). More information…

Visit of the Study Branch Accreditation experts in Bible Art, November 22

Biblical art study programme received excellent evaluation. Four international experts (head of the group Dr. Valdas Jaskunas, Vilnius University, Lithuania) visited LChrA in November 22 for evaluation of the Bible art study programme, Bachelor level. The visit was held within the frame of the European Social Fund project „Evaluation of higher education study programmes and […]