Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
THAILAND

December 11  – December 29, 2023
3- Week Painting Retreat

Seminar Retreat in Mischtechnik Painting
Mized Teachnique With Grisaille & Brunaille Under-Painting
with Prof. Phil and Mantra Cora 

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Ancient & Modern Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)

 

Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่) is known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of the Buddha.  It is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents. Despite the modernity of the city, ode, the historic center of Chiang Mai still feels overwhelmingly residential, more like a sleepy country town or village, than a bustling capital. If you drive in a straight line in any direction, you'll soon find yourself in the lush green countryside and pristine rainforests dotted with churning waterfalls, serene wát (temple complexes) and peaceful country villages – as well as a host of markets and elephant sanctuaries.

 

 

 

 

Thai Art & Culture

The culture and arts of Thailand—as well as Southeast Asia as a whole—have been influenced by India and to a lesser extent China as well as by ancient civilization in Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Malaysia and Indonesia. Perhaps the two greatest influences on Thai culture are Buddhism and The Ramakien (the Thai version of the Indian epic, the Ramayana). Many elements from the Indian-Hindu tradition hold a high place in the Thai arts. Garuda, for example, features prominently in painting and sculpture. Known as Raja Krut in Thai, it is the mystical man-bird and mount of the Hindu god Vishnu. It has been said that Thai architecture is Thailand’s most developed art form. Traditional Thai art and craft ranges from paintings and musical instruments to beautiful silk, silver wear, pottery, puppets, Khon masks, model warships, bronze wear, soap carving, sculptures, wood and stone carvings, ceramics and much more.  Modern art in Thailand emerged with Silpakorn University Silpakorn University was founded in 1943 by Professor Silpa Bhirasri, it started as School of Fine Arts which was since then grew to become University.

Mischtechnik Painting Retreat & Seminar
Mischtechnik with 
Grisaille & Brunaille Under-Painting

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Grisaille Paintings by Mantra Cora

Brunaille Painting by Prof. Phil

 

About the Retreat

Fa Presto 'Do it Quickly'

Space is limited to 16 participants. 

What is Mischtechnik. Grisaille and Brunaille?

 

Mischtechnik is 

 

Grisaille is a painting technique in which an artist uses a monochromatic palette in greys, or similar neutral grey colors to build an image ( in Brunaille it is done in browns - we will be doing one of each ). Historically, some artists used the technique to make a model from which to base an engraving. Others used the technique because they preferred the monochromatic look. Still others used it as the foundation for layering oil paint colors on top of one another to create their oil painting. The effect can be quite stunning in and of itself, you can use  Grisaille on one panel and Brunaille on your second panel as an underpainting and then layer colors over it to create your final work. Monochromatic painting has several benefits. It can be cost-effective as you’re only using shades of one color. It helps with painting over in color as you the grey tints and shades can be easily worked over. In addition, one only focuses on light and shade without any concern for color, making the painting process  less complex and arduous.

WHEN:
December 11 - 29, 2023
Minimum of 6 hours teaching  per day, Monday - Friday
9.30am-12.30pm and 2.30-5.30pm

Studio access is 24 hours a day

Weekends free for optional field trips or independent adventures

WHERE:
Cheng Mai, Thailand

with PROF. PHIL & MANTRA CORA

INTENSIVE WORKSHOP WITH MODERN MASTERS | GUIDED MUSEUM TOURS | SOCIALIZE WITH GLOBAL ARTISTS IN ROME

MAY 14 TO MAY 27, 2023

LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS

$3100

Register before October 10, 2022 and save $200.

$2900

TUITION includes  STUDY and ACCOMODATION at........xxxxx

RETURNING ARTIST any OMNV seminar or private study with Prof Phil or Mantra Cora since 1997 

FIRST YEAR ARTIST  studying with Prof Phil and Mantra Cora 

Total Fee: 


To register and secure your place for the workshop, pay the $150 non-refundable deposit no later than September 24th (space is limited to 16  participants). Pay the balance of $425 on the first day of the workshop. 

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Early Bird Discount:

Get $200 OFF when you pay in full no later than September 17th.
 

PS. Please do not hesitate to share the info about this workshop with your friends. 
Space is limited to 10 participants. I am currently traveling abroad. If you need more information about this workshop, you can contact me at: mantracora@yahoo.com
-or text me at: 520 332 4544 (after August 30th)


Or contact  Prof. Phil at eyepaint4u@yahoo.com

 

Materials included in the price:
Easels, Palette, Palette knife, Medium holder,

Medium, Thinners, Solvents, Canvas, Oil Paints (Burnt Umber, White and Black)

Tuition Fee does not include brushes.

Register Today with a 50% deposit! The remaining fee is not due until March 10, 2023.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

In this workshop, artists of all levels will learn about Agnes’ approach to painting portraits, practice life drawing from models, create their own oil painting following the instructions, and have an opportunity to watch her paint along with the group.

The Line and Color workshop is designed to take ten days. We will focus on different aspects of the artist’s painting process in parts. Each part will take a different number of days, depending on the students’ interests and progress. Part One - Drawing: portrait and figure drawing practice from models as preparation to gestural approach to painting. Part Two - Line: creating an underdrawing on canvas. Part Three - Light and Shadow: establishing lights and shadows in oil paint. Part Four - Color: painting a portrait in oil using a deliberately chosen color palette. Each part will consist of three elements: Theory, Practice, and a Discussion.

This course will entail a total of ten studio days with a live model, six hours per day, supplemented by trips to museums, churches, and historical sites. Paints and medium are included. On May 15 at 7 PM there will be a brief orientation and group meeting to get acquainted. Painting begins on Monday, May 16. On the final day, there will be a group dinner. Each day will be a full experience from morning to night!

 

IF THE WORKSHOP IS FULL, YOU CAN REGISTER TO THE WAIT LIST

The workshops fill up quickly but sometimes last minute spots open up. Once the workshop is filled, a form will be available here for the Wait List.

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PAYMENT: FULL PAYMENT OR MINIMUM 50% DUE ON REGISTRATION, REMAINING BALANCE DUE BEFORE MARCH 10, 2023. Please note that if the course is canceled due to COVID-19, all course fees will be refunded, minus credit card or PayPal transaction fees.

 

REGISTRATION

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