28th November – 4th December 2016
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We are happy to announce that Amanda Sage is returning to Paradise one Eco-Retreat to tutor another workshop!
This will be a holistic workshop incorporating painting, meditation, yoga & music.
This course will cater for experienced artists & complete beginners.
Monday 28th November to Sunday 4th December 2016
Arrival time:         1-2pm on Monday 28th November (lunch not provided)
Opening circle:    3pm.
Check-in cabins:  6pm (after opening circle)
Dinner:                  7pm

Departure time:   2pm Sunday 4th December (after lunch)

Come join us for a wonderfully inspiring 7 day intensive at Paradise one with Amanda Sage, Visionary artist & teacher at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art. This will be a holistic retreat, including painting, meditation, yoga & music!
We will be learning a version of the mischtechnik, a combination of oil paint & casein layering taught in Amanda’s unique way. With focus on fundamental laws of the natural world, our attention becomes more aware while training our hand and eye coordination to see deeper into life. The act of painting is a kind of direct magic as it takes us into a timeless other worldly space where we are ultimate creators.
The question then becomes, what do you want to say, what gifts do you have to share with the world. Sometimes we just need to show up to the canvas and open ourselves to the potential, and then trust the process.
Through a step by step process of developing a painting and powerful tools of mind and body alignment, we aim to fill your capacities with tools of empowerment to further fuel your life mission.
Both experienced artists & beginners welcome!
There will be about 7 hours dedicated to painting each day, which will include presentations, demonstrations, one on one instruction and focused group painting time.
Through 10 years of offering retreat style intensive painting workshops – I find that it is a micro-climate of what I go through myself when preparing for exhibitions, or am in an intensive art making process. I tend to dive so deep into the painting that I forget the rest of the world.
It is so vitally important to remember our bodies and our environment to be able to do our best work.
This will be the first workshop that my partner Joe Bob Merritt will be joining me in and assisting by offering a couple of very profoundly deep meditation practices, based on the teachings of the 4th Way, that help broaden our perspectives of our roles as grand creators and the healing process that we are a part of on an individual and collective level.
Movement and breath is also very important for the painter, as we spend so many hours meticulously layering paint and often even forgetting to breathe! Yoga sessions will happen regularly throughout the time frame of the retreat, and you will be surprised how much more energy and focus you can gain from opening your body through yoga.
Sustenance is another most crucial part of our existence… and when we don’t have time/make time, to prepare healthy delicious meals for ourselves, we end up just eating what ever we can find. And for the artist… well food and good hydration can just be another important thing that we forget.
We will have the opportunity to enjoy incredible and high vibration foods during this workshop and also learn about super foods, and how they can aid us in manifesting our visions.
Excerpt from Amanda Sage’s artist statement:
“My aspiration is to paint messages, visions and narratives that communicate with an ‘older & wiser us’, awakening ancient memory; as well as the ‘present us’, that we may grow up and accept the responsibilities towards ourselves, each other and the rest of existence on this planet… now :)”
Amanda Sage is at the forefront of a new breed of visionary artists using art as a tool for personal, spiritual and planetary growth and transformation.
Born 1978 in Denver, Colorado; her adventurous spirit carried her to Bali, then on to Vienna, Austria to study classical painting with Michael Fuchs, resulting in becoming a long time painting assistant to Ernst Fuchs.
When not traveling to teach workshops or for projects & exhibitions, she can be found in her studio in downtown Los Angeles or dancing with her partner Joe Bob in the architecture of re-memberance in the sagebrush of her mountain home of Gunnison, Colorado.
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This workshop will be set in the lush, picturesque Eco-Retreat Centre of Paradise One &  surrounds of the
Byron Bay Hinterland, providing plenty of inspiration from the beautiful scenery.

All prices include tuition, accommodation, organic vegetarian meals, with specific dietary options if needed (inform us please), use of property, pool, linen & towels.

3 organic meals per day, accommodation (6 nights) & workshop
fees for 7 days, use of the property & the pool, linen & towels.
Tea available all day. Coffee is supplied at breakfast, & for sale during the day

Some materials will be provided.
A list of the materials you will need to bring will be posted here on the Art in Paradise website: Required Materials