Attune yourself to the presence of the human aura in relation to the physical body.

Join Alex Grey and Allyson Grey for a weekend of drawing 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
– Seven drawings of the subtle chakra centers posed by a yogic model
– Observing and visually capturing the subtle body interaction of yogi and yogini

All levels of ability are welcome.

  

Participants will take home drawings that may be touchstones of the harmonic integration of psyche and soma.

Suggested Materials List

Pencils and pens for drawing
graphite pencils — 2B, 3B, 4B, HB

Pencil sharpener

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)

Optional – a travel easel, stool and small portable folding table

 

 

Event Schedule
Friday

4pm               Guests arrive by 4pm)
6pm               Dinner
7pm        Introductions / Body & Soul slideshow presentation

Saturday

8am              Breakfast
10am            Body & Soul Ritual Session 1
1pm              Lunch
2:30pm       Body & Soul Ritual Session 2
6pm             Dinner
7:30pm       Body & Soul Ritual Session 3
10pm           End of Session

Sunday

**All guests must check out of their rooms BEFORE heading to class on Sunday.**

8am              Breakfast
10am            1st Session – Drawing Couples
1pm              Lunch
2pm              2nd Session – Drawing Couples
6pm              Dinner
7pm              Event Ends – CoSM Closed

 

Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
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Internationally renowned for paintings that “X-ray” multi-dimensional reality, Alex Grey interweaves biological anatomy with psychic/spiritual energies in his visual meditations on the nature of life and consciousness.  This groundbreaking artwork has reached millions through Grey’s six books, extensive reproduction of his artwork, and dozens of key-note addresses and exhibitions from Tokyo to Sao Paulo to Moscow to Melbourne.  Alex’s art and life has been featured on the Discovery Channel, The New York Times, Newsweek and Time magazines.

Alex Grey’s live, on stage, painting appearances, his collaboration with major rock bands, the use of his images in elaborate rock concert stage sets, his music video animations, and his Grammy award winning album art for Tool, Beastie Boys, Nirvana and SCI (among others) have led to the celebration of his artwork by millions of music fans.

Committed to art that celebrates oneness, Alex and Allyson Grey, his wife of 36 years, co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, (CoSM — cosm.org), a church celebrating creativity as a spiritual path.  CoSM now flourishes in the tranquil setting of a 40-acre interfaith spiritual 65 miles north of New York City.

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

 

  

 

Meals
Admission also includes food Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Coffee and snacks available all weekend. Please notify hospitality@cosm.org if you have special dietary needs or restrictions.

 

Accommodations
There are nine guest rooms in Grey House, singles and dorms.
Fine hotels in a range of prices are also located minutes from CoSM.
Contact the Hospitality department for help with accommodations. hospitality@cosm.org; 845-297-2323 x 104; M-F 10-6

     

Workshop Registrations cancelled within 2 weeks of the event date are subject to a 10% penalty.

Location

CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.