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2014 Misch-technique Painting Retreat in Bali with Prof Phil, Mantra and Wolfgang Widmoser
There is a reason that former students of the Old Masters-New Visions (OMNV) painting seminars have been unusually successful in both their work and life, and that is that Prof Phil and Mantra's approach to teaching and that of his guest teachers, such as Wolfgang Widmoser, De Es and others - ensure that students never end up painting even remotely similar to them, or to one another.The versatility in the students' work are a reflection of the teachers' indefatigable support, respect and encouragement for each student's unique visual language and artistic expression.
As it was in the Renaissance, the Master-Student relationship here is very strong, but without impinging on the students' individuality, the teachers impart a knowledge of painting techniques to unleash new visions. The importance of a profound knowledge of painting technique is greatly emphasized in the studio, but not less than the role of the artist's psyche, spiritual imagination and process of invention. 'Psyche' and it's handmaiden, 'Techne', working in harmony. The artists have the opportunity to learn not only XV to XVII century techniques but apply them in a contemporary expression from the fantastic to the abstract and beyond. They learn all aspects of their craft, from the maintenance of their equipment, to the different paints, mediums and tools, to a high awareness of color, light, perspective and depth, atmosphere and the relationship between all of these elements without abandoning the quality of 'human feeling' that has become elusive in the hands of many painters today.
Since 1997, students from all over Europe, the USA, Australia and the rest of the globe have attended the OMNV Painting seminars. The spectrum of teaching is excellent for beginning students to highly accomplished artists. There is an atmosphere generated for "serious - play". The only prerequisite is a serious attitude toward the art of painting, respect and support of one another and the ability to 'play'. The courses are taught in English. Class size is kept to a minimum in order to facilitate one-to-one contact as often as possible; never more than fifteen and very often under twelve.
March 23 - April 12, 2014 OMNV is excited to offer a 3-Week Seminar with:
A liberating approach using old master mixed-techniques with a contemporary eye. Enhancing observation and an intuitive - higher vision from the fantastic to the abstract. Meeting fellow artists in a creative environment. Enjoying meals and visions together. No experience necessary.
The beautiful bungalows are individually and artistically designed with private bedrooms and bathrooms, a beautiful ambiance and good food. A strong emphasis is always placed on the arts and inspiration here. Just outside your front door is a relaxing open-air living area, private swimming pool and garden area, singing birds, exotic plants and stone sculptures. Above all is the easy access to our on-site painting studio!
Located in the heart of Ubud Village, and situated in a rice field, it is only a 45 minute drive from Bali's International Airport and it is an easy walking distance to the main shopping area, museums, the Monkey Forest Palace, market place, galleries, restaurants and performances. Our creative community at the Arjana Bungalows will be living life at its best while learning and creating in paradise. ________________________________________________ TOTAL PACKAGE: ON-SITE TUITION FOR STUDY - PRIVATE ROOM & BREAKFAST for 3 weeks Sunday, March 23 - Saturday, April 12, 2014 (21 nights) is $1,975 US dollars
MEALS are available at your own discretion and can range from $3 - $10 at a nearby restaurant, although lunch can be ordered through our Liaison's assistant, and dinner destinations are often coordinated 'impromptu' with our creative community. ________________________________________________ STAYING OFF-SITE: TUITION ONLY for 3 weeks Monday, March 24 - Friday, April 11, 2014 is $1,575 US dollars
MEALS are available at your own discretion and can range from $3 - $10 at a nearby restaurant. ________________________________________________ A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $350 US dollars is required to hold your space for the seminar. The BALANCE IS DUE in full by JANUARY 14, 2014. As this opportunity is limited to 12 student-artists it is highly recommended you secure your place as soon as possible. Reserved space is on a first-come * first-served basis. Travel Insurance - We strongly advise you to take out your own travel and personal insurance