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Icons by Efrem Carrasco

Icon Painting Class - Efrem's Bio - Examples - Commissions


Icon Painting Class

Saturdays from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm

at:- St. Aidan’s Orthodox Church, Clare Road,  Manchester   M19 2GG

Standard Cost: £10 per week
Students & Concessions: £5 per week

Course cost payable 4 weeks in advance

Please contact the Course Instructor, Iconographer Efrem Carrasco for further details and additional cost of necessary equipment: brushes, colours etc. 

Contact: jcarrasco42@hotmail.com

Efrem Carrasco - Bio

Ephrem Carrasco was born in 1967 and grew up in Salford north west England U.K. Growing up he always had an interest in art. After visiting Greece several times he was baptised in 1989 at the monastery of St. Ephrem in Attika. Heading straight to Mount Athos he took his first steps in the holy art of iconography with the monks of the Katounakia cells. Later he went to Athens to train and work alongside an icongrapher in the churches of Athens.

In 1991 Ephrem returned to the U.K. for two years where he worked painting icons and his work became influenced by the new wave of Russian iconographers he encountered there. Returning to Greece he spent seven years in the monastery of St. Arsenios of Cappadocia, Halkidiki, where he worked mainly in the icon workshop producing panel icons for the monastery, churches around Greece and for the homes of the faithful. Ephrem is now living and working in the north west of England and is a member of the parish of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne.

Examples of his work

Theotyokos Platiteira

Fresco Icon of the Theotokos "More Spacious than the Heavens" / the Sign in the apse of the Church of St. Aidan, Levenshulme, Manchester.

Christ in Glory Prodromos St. George St. Nicholas
Christ in Glory St. John the Baptist St. George  St. Nicholas 
Panagia Epitafios Theotokos Pantocrator 
The Theotokos (1) Deposition from the Cross
The Theotokos (2) Pantocrator 
St. Kentigern St. Gregory the Theologian St. Cuthbert Forerunner
St. Kentigern St. Gregory the Theologian St. Cuthbert  St. John the Baptist (2)
Paul Theotokos St. Aidan Forerunner
St. Paul The Theotokos (3) St. Aidan of Lindisfarne St. John the Baptist (3)

Flickr Page


If you should wish to commission an icon please contact Ephrem at