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ART VISIONARY RETREAT
A non-residential painting retreat in November with Daniel Mirante
at Gallery Cosmosis Byron Bay

FOR ALL DETAILS  & IMAGES PLEASE GO TO: artvisionary.org/

Whether or not you are new to art and painting, it makes no difference – this journey is designed to initiate the Creator inside of everyone

This course transmits the traditions and techniques of the ancient lineage of sacred art and unites with our new visions, to give you the means for self-expression to share with the world.

Dates

3×3 days at Gallery Cosmosis, Byron Bay, adding up to a 9-day course

  • 2 – 4    November
  • 9 – 11   November
  • 16 – 18 November

 The Course

Dear Artist,
This November we will be embarking on 3 x 3-day weekend group journeys into visionary art in Byron Bay, for guided visionary art painting and other activities.

We will gather in a studio & gallery space to empower our creativity and explore deeper the techniques and meditative dimensions of visionary art. We shall study and learn the ways of modern and ancient visionary art masters.

This is an information-rich course of art and craft. Previous students will be given new and more advanced lessons and material whereas new students will start with the inspiring course of fundamentals:

Module 1.A: Fundamentals for new students: Mischtechnik

Mischtechnik , as well as being a powerful, venerable technique, is a fantastic way to enter into layered or glazed approaches to painting because of the inspiring ‘step-by-step’ process involved.

That said, many times the fundamental principles of the technique are often overlooked or unexplained. The way we will approach mischtecknik is by thorough explanation and exploration of the principles of optical grays & optical color mixing, through which the fundamentals may be grasped and many variations and experimental approaches can be glimpsed.

Learning Objectives

  • Historical overview of mischtecknik 
  • Understanding of contemporary mischtecknik and variants
  • Development of conceptual and practical understanding of the fundamental principles of the technique
  • Habituation with brushwork and mediums involved in the technique
  • A sense of empowerment and ability to pursue technique and problem solve independently
  • Underpainting, Imprimatura, Decalcomania, Chiaroscuro and more classical methods.
  • Glazing Glaze Mediums Pigments and lakes Colour theory.

Module 1.B: Advanced curriculum for experienced students: Tempera Grassa

Pietro Annigonni, exemplified more than anyone else through the 20th century the use of oily egg tempera, known as ‘Tempera Grassa’. It has been found in very recent scientific analysis of paintings that many 14th century masterworks such as Botticelli’s Prima Vera are not pure egg tempera but rather Tempera Grassa which goes a long way to explaining their scale, style of execution, and their condition.

Pietro Annigonni taught Charles Angel who went on to found schools including the Angel Academy of Florence, but unfortunately, Pietro Annigonni’s methods are not taught there. It is through reconstruction from available resources and study from the old masters of the 14th century that we may begin to appreciate the working properties of this almost extinct approach to painting.

As opposed to the linearity of egg tempera, tempera grassa stands closer to oil paint and allows for both linear hatching AND sfumato/blending. For many people, hatching is not their preferred manner of brushwork and so tempera grassa opens up a whole wing of possibilities within the approaches known as ‘mischtecknik’.

  • Discovering the venerable qualities of the historical pigments
  • Deepening our understanding of the different varieties of egg tempera
  • Employing techniques which combine both hatching and sfumato (fumy, or smooth) techniques
  • Studying the manner by which flesh tones can be achieved in a layered technique
  • Exploring other forms of compositional and atmospheric techniques developed by the ancient lineages of painting

Dear Friends

We are happy to announce that the course is beginning to fill up with a third of the places available having bookings.

Daniel and Ainhoa are currently in India teaching in Mumbai, and wanted to impart more information about the techniques we will be exploring

* How to compose ‘nested compositions’ – compositions that read simply but contain layers of complexity
* Methods and materials of paint alchemy including traditional methods of transfer, underpainting, paint making and glazing.
* Exploring the hidden lineages of the ancient world: Gnostic Mythology and the role of Symbol in art. 
* Different kinds of brushwork to apply paint in various ways
* A more refined and direct mischtechnik based in the ways of Pietro Annigonni and a deep study of the work of Ernst Fuchs and the Venetian and Florentine 14th century
* Poetry and meditation with spontaneous sketching – beginning a vision journal/sketchbook

The mission is to deliver a powerful foundation in painting from which we can express our visions. 

These classes cover 1A and 1B beginner and advanced beginner stages of the Art Visionary curriculum.
 
Daniel Mirante
Artist | Teacher | Fine Art Specialist
danielmiranteartworks@gmail.com
danielmirante.com
artvisionary.org

COSTING & OTHER DETAILS

A number of people have queried if it is possible to attend a single weekend or two weekends as their lives do not allow for studying for all 3 weekends.

A minimum of 2 weekends is recommended (which equals 6 days) because the process of study requires this long. We are delivering an information and practice rich curriculum.

The payment breakdown is :

$700 for the 9-day course

$300 for individual weekends

$565 for two weekends

The most cost-efficient way to study is to attend the full course. 

DEPOSIT

The deposit for the 9-day course is $400 

The deposit for an individual weekend is $200

The deposit for two weekends is $300

The deposit is to ensure that the course expenses are covered in the event that an individual is unable to attend.

In order to organise the course and make sure anyone who wants to can attend, we need attending artists to state in advance which weekends they wish to attend (if not all) and make deposits so that the places are booked and then if there are any remaining spaces on particular weekends we can ensure that those places can be allocated also.

Places are limited to 12 students on a first come first serve basis.

  • Course instruction is an intensive 7 hours a day with two attendant teachers.
  • We will email you a list of materials and preparatory info upon enrolment.
  • Non-residential.
  • Supply your own food – there are many shops and cafes nearby & there is an onsite kitchen.
  • There are two Art shops in a short walking distance.
  • Teas & coffee provided
  • Gallery Cosmosis is in the Industrial Estate, Byron Bay


For bookings & more information
Email: info@artinparadise.com.au
Or ring Patti: 0431331205

For a comprehensive summary of all this course has to offer please refer to: 

  artvisionary.org/

Team

Daniel Mirante

Daniel Mirante is a visionary painter, explorer, and teacher dedicated to expressing a creative vision of human life and the world, deep with mystery and the play of archetypal and mythological forces. Daniel was mainly self-taught, until 2012, when he studied mischtechnik in Vienna with Ernst Fuchs, the founder of Fantastic Realism and teacher of Mati Klarwein and Robert Venosa.
He is a highly experienced space-holder for a fun yet focused group creative journey. His teaching style is highly respected by his contemporaries and students. He has taught at the Tobias School of Art Therapy UK, is a founding faculty member and teacher with The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, teaches at the Visions in the Mischtechnik seminars in Italy, has taught regularly at Art In Paradise visionary art workshops in Australia and most recently held workshops with Ainhoa Neith with Visionary Art India, as well as in Brussels & Bali.

Daniel MiranteDaniel Mirante is a visionary painter, explorer and teacher dedicated to expressing a creative vision of human life and the world, deep with mystery and the play of archetypal and mythological forces.
Daniel was mainly self-taught, until 2012, when he studied mischtechnik in Vienna with Ernst Fuchs, the founder of Fantastic Realism and teacher of Mati Klarwein and Robert Venosa.

He is a highly experienced space-holder for fun yet focused group creative journeys. His teaching style is highly respected by his contemporaries and students. He has taught at the Tobias School of Art Therapy UK, is a founding faculty member and teacher with The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, teaches at the Visions in the Mischtechnik seminars in Italy, taught regularly at Art In Paradise visionary art workshops in Australia and most recently held workshops with Ainhoa Neith with Visionary Art India and Art Visionary Bali. danielmirante.com


Patti Dragonfly

Patti is a painter & block printer working on canvas, fabric & paper. Patti has been pivotal in supporting visionary art in New South Wales and by extension Australia, through her permanent gallery, Gallery Cosmosis, as well as the Art In Paradise Project. Gallery Cosmosis has prints & original paintings from International & Australian Visionary Artists & is an Information Hub with links to Visionary Art news & workshops worldwide.

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Gallery Cosmosis
2/22 Brigantine St
Arts & Industrial Estate
Byron Bay
NSW 2481
0431331205
 gallerycosmosis.com

 

Art in Paradise
Paradise One
139 Newes Rd
Coorabell NSW 2479
(02) 6684 7348

info@artinparadise.com.au

 

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