Body & Soul Art Intensive 2023
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA
Body & Soul Art Intensive with Alex & Allyson
November 10th - 12th, 2023
Attune yourself to the presence of the human aura in relation to the physical body.
All levels of ability are welcome. Mediums of focus will be drawing and watercolors or acrylics.
Join Alex Grey & Allyson Grey for a weekend of drawing & Watercolor that will include:
A slide talk on the portrayal of the subtle energetic body throughout art history
Instruction on proportions, features and expressions of the head and body
Instruction on painting and drawing techniques and elements of design
Vision practices that allow us to glimpse the interplay of body and soul
Drawings or paintings of the seven subtle chakra centers posed by a yogic model
Drawings or paintings of the subtle body interaction of a yogi & yogini
Artworks by participants may be touchstones of the harmonic integration of psyche & soma.
Pencils and pens for drawing graphite pencils — 2B, 3B, 4B, HB
Kneadable eraser and other preferred types
Heavy drawing paper pad — 11″ x 14″ 2 or 4 ply Strathmore drawing paper pad or Bristol 100% rag paper
Good quality colored pencils — 20 or more colors
Watercolor or acrylic set
Palette or white/clear plastic lids
Good quality brushes of various sizes — 0, 1, 2, 4, 6… point? flat? angled? Listen to what calls you.
Watercolor paper block — We like the pink Arche watercolor block. It is smooth. If you like texture choose blue or green. We like 9″ x 12″; 10″ x 14″ AND/OR Stretched pre-gessoed canvases — No larger than 30″ x 40″ please, due to space constraints. AND/OR Gessoed panel(s)
Easels, chairs and side tables will be provided upon request
2pm - 5pm: Guests arrive & check in
7pm: Orientation & Introductions | Body & Soul slideshow presentation
8am: Breakfast -overnight guests only
10am: Body & Soul Ritual Session One
2:30pm: Body & Soul Ritual Session Two
7:30pm: Body & Soul Ritual Session Three
10pm: End of Session
8am: Breakfast -overnight guests only
10am: Final Session – Drawing Male & Female Models together
2pm: Workshop Ends
6pm: CoSM Closes
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
$400 (includes meals, accommodations additional)
Meals include: Friday (dinner), Saturday (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Sunday (breakfast and lunch.)
Coffee and snacks are available all weekend.
Please make note of any special dietary needs or restrictions at check out.
Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
Accomodations for the 2-night stay range from $194.00 for a dorm bed to $302- $424 for a private room.
The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists, is on display in the guest house.
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