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Visionary Painting Intensive 2015
2015 Visionary Painting Intensive
Sunday, July 19th - Saturday the 25th , 2015
Workshop Tuition - $950
Registration Fee (workshop & meals): - $1130
Early Bird Price - $930
Visionary Painting Intensive
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.
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.
Each day's lesson will include discourse on techniques, elements of design and composition, color study and the development of expressive content.
The workshop will also include vision practices to catalyze an image to realize as a painting. Oil paint, acrylic paint and watercolors are welcomed.
If seven days of painting sounds too delicious to be true (as it does for us), join us for the Visionary 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 Grey and Allyson Grey.
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
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 -- (suggested) Bring a small work table for supplies & a travel easel with a clip lamp and extension cord.
Some large work tables will be provided.
Alex Grey, world-renowned artist, poet, and author, is best loved for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. His books, Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and mystical experiences that shaped his spiritual artistic life. Alex's most recent monograph, Net of Being, addresses how his art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness. alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey is an artist whose paintings have been exhibited and sold internationally. Co-founder of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Grey is a community leader with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University. She has edited and co-authored over a dozen books and journals, lectured widely, and has been an educator and muse to artists for over 30 years. The symbol system in her paintings represent an essentialized world-view comprised of chaos, order and secret writing. Allyson is the wife and partner of internationally renowned artist, Alex Grey, and the mother of accomplished film actress Zena Grey. allysongrey.com
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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