with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
Join Alex Grey and Allyson Grey for a day of live figure drawing and/or painting. A long pose for 6 hours allows careful observation of the model and more accurate articulate artworks. Join us in a day of contemplating the anatomy, lighting, composition and attitude we can bring to our observations and creations.
All levels of ability are welcome.
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 Arches watercolor block. It is smooth. If you like texture choose blue or green. We like 9″ x 12″; 10″ x 14″
Stretched pre-gessoed canvases — No larger than 30″ x 40″ please, due to space constraints.
Watercolor or acrylic set
Optional – a travel easel, stool and small portable folding table
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
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Figure Studies Session 2 with Alex & Allyson
10:00 pm – End of session
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
Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
For assistance in booking your stay, please call 845-297-2323 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]