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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, and Furbabies, she continues to work in her studio on commissions  and teach iconography near 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 for 2024

The Spring 2024 Icon Art Class will start on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 4 until 6 pm.  It is a 10 week course that will end on April 9, 2024.  The price is still $200.00.

Join us in our new location the Bentz Farm, 2158 Pleasant Arbor Road, Waleska, GA.

The Icon Art Class Potluck will be announced soon.

Our Fall Icon Art Class  of 10 weeks will begin in September and end before Thanksgiving in November.  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 the latest techniques and tools in creating their icons.  They used the most advanced tools and methods of their time.

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, or for those who already have traditional oils can use them.  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 OL Chesticova 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