June 2015
Alex Grey

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Visionary Art Intensive

June 21, 2015 – June 26, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Alex Grey, Allyson Grey
SM15-2405-109, ,

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Through illustrated talks, vision practices, and group interaction, we empower the process of bringing our heart’s iconography to outer form and examine the worldwide visionary art movement.

Using guided imagery, meditation, shamanic ascent, and live model chakra drawings of body and soul, we open the doors of the imagination to the theater of revelation. Utilizing basic materials such as graphite, colored pencils, pastels, and watercolors, we commit mental pictures to paper and discuss the aesthetic dimension of our mystical experiences.

Explore art as a spiritual path and art as a career, address technical concerns, and define your creative goals.

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FIVE MINUTES OF FAME—optional for participants

Thursday evening during the workshop we will offer the program, “Five Minutes of Fame,” where participants will have an opportunity to talk about their work for five minutes:

  • Images (15 max.) should be on CD and brought to class on the first day of the workshop (Monday).
  • A video of 5 minutes or less may be offered and must be on a DVD delivered on Monday.
Things to Bring:
  • Pencils and pens for drawing – 2B, 3B, HB
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Drawing/watercolor pad with heavy paper – 11” x 14”
  • Colored pencils — 20 or more colors
  • Kneadable eraser


  • Watercolor set and brushes
  • Watercolor paper block
  • Images of past work: small portfolio, slides, color xeroxes, etc.

Note: Artists who prefer working in acrylic, pastels, oil pastels, or would like to bring small canvases or painting boards are welcome to bring those materials and should ALSO bring sketch materials listed.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Slideshow
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Slideshow
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Class Presentations (Optional)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Alex Grey

Alex Grey is a world-renowned artist, poet, and author. His books, The Mission of Art, Sacred Mirrors, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and the mystical experiences that have shaped his personal, spiritual, and artistic life. He is cofounder of CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors), an art retreat center in Wappingers Falls, New York, that celebrates creativity as a spiritual path. alexgrey.com

Allyson Grey

Allyson Grey, MFA, is an artist, educator, and cofounder of CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors). She has edited and cowritten six books, and exhibits and sells her paintings internationally. allysongrey.com