Classes and Events


An Education in Artistry

Teresa Satola is a classically trained artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Production Design.  She also studied at the Schuler School of Art in Baltimore, MD.  It is said, “you cannot give away what you do not yourself possess.”

For 17 years, Teresa was proud to be the Artist in Residence and to teach classes at the historic Wagnalls Memorial, in Lithopolis, OH where she taught classes in the Old Master’s technique of oil painting,  acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil and pastel.

Now residing in Ellijay, Georgia with her husband, she continues to work in her studio on her artwork and teach iconography at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jasper, Georgia.

If you are interested in starting or working on your art, the supply lists below can get you started.

Jasper, Georgia, the Icon Capitol of Georgia!

 Icon Classes at Our Lady of the Mountains for 2022

The Spring 2022 Icon Art Class just ended and Fr. Tri Nuygen blessed the icons after the 6 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, April 20th.  It was a blessed occasion.

The Icon Art Class Potluck is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 from 4-7 pm.  Icon Artists’ family and friends are invited!  Bring a covered dish.  Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided.   Fr. Tri will bless icons that haven’t been blessed yet.  See y’all soon!

Our Lady of the Mountains will start a new Icon Art Class this Fall on Tuesday, September 13 2022 at 4:00 p.m. in the Charles Byrd Barn at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church In Jasper Georgia.  The class will end November 15th. There will be 10 classes.  The cost is $200.00 for either beginning or advanced class.  Advanced Student will work on an icon of their choice.  After the class is over, Fr. Tri will bless the icons at our last class.  Our Fall Icon Art Class  of 10 weeks will begin in September.  More details on that later.

 A modern approach to icons:  I want to make my icon class more accessible to average people wanting to paint icons.  I know if those ancient artists had our modern tools, they would certainly make use of them in creating their icons.

This class uses more modern techniques to painting icons with the same results.  We don’t use egg tempera. You can if you want.  (But we do use the traditional icon boards, if the students want.)  Instead we use water based oil paints.  This insures that the students don’t have to worry about hard to find mediums since those paints are water soluble.  The end results are the same.   The icons my students produce are spectacular and I am so proud of their hard work.

3 student icons

These three icons were done by students in the icon class.  The first two icons of “Our Lady of Częstochowa” and “Christ the Teacher” were done by student Karen Webster.  The third icon of “Our Lady of the Cosmos” was done by student Selah Seibel.

Teresa’s icon class was a joy. Teresa is extremely talented and also a patient and dedicated instructor. Her step-by-step process and encouragement helped each of us through the project. I am so glad to have been able to participate. I plan on taking the advanced class as well. I encourage others to take advantage of this inspirational opportunity.
— Karen S. Webster, parishioner, Our Lady of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church

Any questions  call Teresa at  614-203-4451 or email

Sign up here for the Icon Class

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Supply lists:

*Icon Class and Supply List

Children’s Colored Pencil Supply List

Children’s Arcylic Painting Supply List

Adult Acrylic Painting Supply List

Adult Colored Pencil List

Adult Oil Painting Supply List

Adult Pastel Supply List

Adult Watercolor Supply List