Meditative Art Retreat. 21 – 28 October 2017
For my next art retreat I will teaching how to paint a self-portrait as our symbolic / mystic-self. I will be offering meditative, gentle guidance, setting intentions, using guided meditations, knowing the painting as a secular prayer. Painting modern iconography. Teaching my own techniques: the methods I use such as painting my birds, or other spirit animals, how to paint a face, a figure, light and shade, a symbolic landscape, glazing, colour washes, pattern, how to bring forms forward or push them back through glazes, using under-painting through abstracted techniques, adding white, or leaving white space, using words as under-painting too. Techniques such as glazing, dry brush work, stippling, acrylic pen-work, detailing, and stenciling. Working from my favourite themes: Iconography, Goddess archetypes, the Divine Feminine, Jungian archetypes, symbolism, mysticism, metaphysical art, shamanic and alchemical totems, sacred geometry, pattern, ornament, process and intuitive painting.
For me, there must always be the still-point. The point where you find the zone, where the painting is painting itself through you as the conduit. Or you come to a point where there is a deep meditation. This is my intention in my art practice and in teaching.
Painting in the studio, walking in the Alpujarras mountains, visiting Granada, beautiful healthy food cooked by Steve for every meal, yoga most mornings with Steffi, guided meditations. All meals, materials, yoga and activities will be included in the cost. Cost doesn’t include flights or car-hire. Transport to and from the cortijo can be arranged (extra cost.) Again it will be in beautiful Cortijo Las Salinas in Andalucia. To register an interest, please use the contact form or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost £950 (GBP)
Includes beautiful accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, all materials, art tuition, access to the art studio at any time, yoga, all meals, (emphasis is on nutrition and dietary requirements are catered to.) Also includes a trip to Granada, guided walk in the mountains, dining together, access to all the facilities the cortijo has to offer: swimming pool, honesty bar, a beautiful communal living room and kitchen, an outdoor Moroccan chill-out area.
Cost doesn’t include flights or car-hire. Airport transfer to and from the cortijo can be arranged through our private driver (extra cost.)
It is advised that you take out your own travel insurance.
The nearest airports are Granada or Malaga.