Visionary Alchemy Dec. 2017

VISIONARY ALCHEMY

 Visionary Art Painting Retreat at Paradise One

1st – 10th December 2017.

 WITH DAVID HESKIN & ALORIA WEAVER, Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland Colorado
10-day workshop 1st – 10th December 2017. BOOK HERE

We have a generous Early Bird discount, & a payment plan available for Visionary Alchemy. After you pay the deposit, you may pay $100 or any set amount weekly/monthly, completing payment before the retreat ……… please contact welcome@paradiseone.com.au to set this up.

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Visionary Alchemy
: A 10 Day Painting Intensive
with Aloria Weaver & David Heskin

 The Art of Oil Painting

In the first 3 days, we will be primarily focused on technical aspects of the craft of oil painting.  We will create two paintings of the same subject matter in two completely different traditional and innovative techniques, in order to better understand the full range of possibility that oil painting offers. The Art of Oil Painting explores the differences and similarities between direct and indirect (layered) painting approaches, from the ground up, summarizing extensive research into a practical and effective means of artistic expression.

Our exploration will take us through a variety of traditional and visionary oil painting processes while translating these techniques into a unique means for personal expression. Returning students will build upon the elements that were introduced in other classes, while new students will gain a broad understanding of a diversity of drawing and painting materials and techniques.

 Our mission in offering time-tested techniques which ultimately guide our students to develop their own unique artistic approach, rather than simply copying another artist’s methods.

 Visionary Alchemy Art Journey

During this painting journey, students will create a more ambitious Mischtechnik (egg tempera & oil) painting based on their personal vision to put these techniques into action.  The last 7 days of Visionary Alchemy are dedicated to the Artist’s Journey: a synthesis of inner and outer inspiration and the cultivation of a dedicated painting practice combined with a magical working knowledge of the natural elements that are the building blocks of a painting.

The curriculum follows the various stages of a layered painting technique, specifically addressing each of the following stages through demonstrations, hands-on practice, and presentations:

    •    Foundational Elements, Composition & the Drawing Phase

    •    Underpainting: Exploring various traditional methods for developing an oil painting, from the ground up

    •    Oil Glazing: Creating depth & luminosity while maintaining overall harmony

    •    Overpainting: Building volume & dimension through translucent paint layers

    •    Finishing Touches: Stylistic approaches to the end of the journey of the painting

Weaving elemental forces into the materials and mediums of painting turns the art into a talismanic portal to the mysteries of Nature. Synthesizing internal and external subject matter, this workshop presents the opportunity for students to develop a uniquely personalized approach to the practice of oil painting.  Cultivating inner vision and imagination in parallel with the observation of Nature allows artists a broad range of creative expression. This workshop will emphasize a devotional focus on our painting practice through meditative concentration both in the studio and outdoors.

Traditional mediums took time to create, and it takes focused time to learn the methods and materials of generations of old masters techniques. In these ten days, students will enjoy a hands-on approach to the preparation of handmade paints and painting mediums. Our exploration will take us through the many layers of a traditional painting process while translating these techniques into a unique means for personal expression.  Workshop attendees may or may not achieve a finished painting, but in either case, will produce a painting that demonstrates the many steps of a layered painting process – an artifact that each artist can take back to their studios and apply to their original works.

The full 10-day workshop includes our Materials & Mediums Presentation, a comprehensive de-mystification of traditional egg tempera, oil painting, and Mischtechnik materials.

This presentation covers the following topics and many more:

    •    Pigments – Traditional, Mineral & Modern

    •    Binders – Water- & Oil-Based archival paint vehicles

    •    Resins, Solvents & Varnishes – Organic & Synthetic

    •    Toxicity & Best Studio Practices

Students are welcome to bring questions related to their own works in addition to the scheduled curriculum. Returning students will build upon the elements that were introduced in other classes, while new students will gain a broad understanding of a diversity of drawing and painting materials and techniques.

The workshop is rich with presentations and demonstrations in the theory & practice of:

         Oil Painting

         Mischtechnik & other Indirect Painting Approaches
 
        Egg Tempera

         Underpainting Methods

         Oil Glazes & Overpainting

         Color Mixing – Direct & Layered Methods

         Drawing & Painting from Life

         Composition & Geometry   

         and much more..

We’re grateful to have the opportunity to bring our art and dynamic teaching style to Paradise One and to a new community of inspired artists in Australia!

FACEBOOK EVENT

David & Aloria’s website

10 days 1st – 10th December. BOOK HERE

All accommodation linen provided. Included 10 days of meals. All day tea/coffee.

Options to pay a deposit:
$300 nonrefundable deposit is required to book your place.
We will contact you regarding your preferred accommodation and payment of the balance.

Bookings email: welcome@paradiseone.com.au for internet banking details
Phone: 02 6684 7348 to Pay by Credit Card
Please also use these options to pay the balance by 17th November. Thank you.
Course Information email: info@artinparadise.com.au

We now have a payment plan for Visionary Alchemy.

After you have paid the deposit of $300, you can start this payment plan straight away.

You may pay $100 or any set amount weekly/monthly and complete payment before the retreat starts.

Contact Yao at welcome@paradiseone.com.au to arrange this

$300 nonrefundable deposit is required to book your place.

We will contact you regarding your preferred accommodation and payment of the balance:

Accommodation 10 day
Total Cost
No accommodation $1,569
Bunk bed in Yurt $1,767
Twin share room $1,947
Private Room $2,082
Private Cabin (single) $2,532
Private Cabin (couple) $3,879

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PARADISE ONE Retreat Centre & ACCOMMODATION

 All prices include tuition, accommodation, organic vegetarian meals, with specific dietary options if needed (inform us please), use of property, pool, linen & towels (for bunkbed in yurt, room & cabins).Our cabins have a queen-sized bed and separate living room with a sofa bed. We also have cabins that feature a queen sized bed & bunk beds in the living room. Other options are for a private bedroom, twin share room, or bunk bedroom with a shared bathroom & toilet. There is WiFi around the common areas, but no mobile phone reception on the property.

FOOD
Paradise One has a conscious food policy. We supply our kitchen with organic food grown on site or sourced locally. We can cater for any personal dietary needs. Please let us know at the time of booking. We have a renowned gourmet vegan chef on site to cook us 3 amazingly delicious meals a day. All meals are vegetarian with vegan options.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Flying In
Fly into Coolangatta (Gold Coast), Ballina, or Brisbane. The earlier you book the cheaper the airfare will be.

For airport transfers, byronbayairbus.com.au or byronbay.xcede.com.au will bring you to our door but must be booked in advance.

www.byronbayshuttle.com.au runs regular shuttles to Byron Bay, from where we can pick you up in our minivan for an extra fee of $40.

Renting a car from the airport and returning it to the airport when you leave is also a good option.

What to Pack
PERSONAL
Suggestions of what to bring:
clothing for warm-hot weather/cool at night
Swimsuit & towel for pool/creek
Sandals/walking shoes
Mosquito repellent-preferably natural
Please be aware not to wear any sunscreen, mosquito repellent,
or any other chemicals/creams if you are swimming in the creek, as this can harm the wildlife that lives there.

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PARADISE ONE Retreat Centre
Bookings email: welcome@paradiseone.com.au for internet banking details
Phone: 02 6684 7348 to Pay by Credit Card
Course Information email: info@artinparadise.com.au

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

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