Visionary Painting Intensive w/ Alex Grey & Allyson Grey


  • $575.00





The expressive language of painting has uniquely traced the soul's evolution of consciousness for over 30,000 years. Sacred art traditions throughout the ages have celebrated the visionary realms, exploring Heaven and Hell. Through global media and communication, artists today access the entire history of the human imagination through the iconography of past civilizations and continue that visual intercourse in their paintings. Pattern and ornament, color, light and feeling offer a portal for the creative interpreter who illuminates mystical and transcendental domains. Skilled painters intimate with expanded states of awareness, translate these subtle archetypal dimensions to facilitate realization of divine spirit.

This intensive workshop is offered to serious students of all levels of experience and ability. Each participant will introduce themselves through an initiatory look at their creative work. 

Oil paint, acrylic paint and watercolors are welcomed. 
Each day's lesson will include discourse on techniques, elements of design and composition, color study and the development of expressive content. 
In-depth discussions of student work will be part of the daily critique.

From drawing plan to completion, each participant will be asked to start and finish at least one painting during the seven day workshop. 
Class members can bring a concept in sketch form that they would like to work on in class. 

The workshop will also include vision practices to catalyze an image to realize as a painting.  

If seven days of painting sounds too delicious to be true (as it does for us), join us for the Painting Intensive at CoSM.
This workshop offers an immersive program to serious painters at every level of experience. 

Class will be held in the CoSM Studio with your teachers, Alex and Allyson Grey, and also with special guest artist Xavi Panneton as a teaching assisstant, and music by Jon Ohia.



Evolve your Art and Soul during this immersive experience offered by leading visionary painters.
Participants will be encouraged to complete or make substantial progress on two works during this period. Suggested materials list below.
Discussions on the history of visionary painting as well as in-depth looks at the work of each artist in the group will provide valuable insights to every participant.

For a fully immersive experience, make arrangements soon and stay in CoSM's guest house. Dorms,  triples, doubles and singles available.
Housing additional. Commuters fee covers meals,  use of guest house facilities and grounds.

Suggested list of materials:

Pencils and pens for drawing
    graphite pencils -- 2B, 3B, 4B, HB  (a few or all)

Kneadable eraser and other preferred types

Pencil sharpener

Roll or large sheets of tracing paper

Sketch book and/or pad of larger sketch paper -- 11" x 14"

Painting surface -- canvas(es), gesso board, painting panel, watercolor block
    **Size Limitation for this class:  Neither dimension smaller than 11" or larger than 30".

Watercolor paint set (option) -- tubes or travel set in pans

Acrylics -- at least 12 colors (option)

Oil paint -- at least 12 colors (option)

Good quality paint brushes for each medium -- a variety of sizes

Easel (optional) -- work tables will be available. Bring a travel easel, if you need one.

Course tuition -- $575
Includes meals from Monday lunch September 1st through lunch September 7th.
Coffee and snacks available all weekend.
For a fully immersive experience, make arrangements soon and stay in CoSM's guest house. Dorms, triples, doubles and singles available.
Housing is limited and additional. To inquire please call CoSM Office M-F 10am-6pm.
Commuters fee covers meals,  use of guest house, facilities and grounds.
MEMBERS receive 10% off for workshops. Call the office office to receive your discount -- 845-297-2323 M-F 10am-6pm

CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 



Perspectives on the Painting Intensive at CoSM

with Alex Grey, Allyson Grey and guest artists
A message from Elizabeth Shumaker of Montana:
I am SO glad I took the leap and came all the way from Montana to take the Painting Intensive and stay at CoSM!
It was beyond amazing and I learned so much... spending time with my favorite artists ;) ... and many new artist friends! 
Since the class, I have been exploring different media and my attention to detail has been improving. 
Seeds of inspiration planted at CoSM have kept me busy in my studio since the summer. 
The Painting Intensive has really helped me start the "business" side of being an artist. 
You both serve as an example that it IS possible to make art for a living and more than "just a hobby."
Allyson, your words of guidance encourage me that I can be both a mother and artist.
I've been taking my son on art museum adventures which he loves.
integrating studio time into our daily life gives us both practice and time together to be creative. 
Alex, your mastery is inspiring on all levels. 
I was nervous to meet you and Allyson, but you were both really down to earth, making me feel right at home.
Such a treat to get to see you at work, hear about your spiritual journeys and get some technical help.
To take my art to the next "professional"  level, I'd love to do an artists retreat at CoSM and plan on returning for the workshop next summer! 
Elizabeth painting in Alex & Allyson's studio at the 2012 Visionary Painting Intensive at CoSM


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