The Visionary Art Series

Join Visionary masters David Heskin, Aloria Weaver, Randal Roberts and Morgan Mandala for this 3 day paint-filled journey through the realms of artistic expression. In this experiential series, you will learn traditional techniques to render shapes, how to paint on canvas what you see in your mind’s eye, how to start and finish a live painting, and how to use your art as a meditation.

General Info & FAQ’s

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You’ve always wanted to learn to paint

  • Learn technical skills from experienced artists
  • Access your creative vision
  • Learn the secrets to live painting
  • Discover the power of manifestation through art
  • Develop skills to render realistic perspectives



Aloria Weaver

Aloria Weaver studied the human form through life drawing, figurative sculpture, oil painting, anatomy & physiology courses, and hands-on through Massage Therapy.  Weaver and Heskin have a private gallery and studio in Loveland, CO called Luminous Flux, where they  offer regular oil painting classes.

David Heskin

David and his wife, the artist Aloria Weaver, opened Luminous Flux Gallery + Studios in Colorado where they exhibit their work in the context of diverse solo and group exhibitions. There they teach regular intensives on traditional and innovative painting methods and techniques.

Randal Roberts

Randal Roberts is an artist from New York, currently residing in Boulder, CO. He has taught countless hours, most notably at Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors and the Omega Institute in New York as well as numerous festivals around the country.

Morgan Mandala

Morgan Mandala is Colorado-based artist who creates in both the studio as well as the live environment. Her visions span a variety of themes, but can often be distilled down to the unlimited majesty of the natural world combined with the underground shamanic heartbeats of humanity.

Materials to Bring
  • Canvas, board or wood panel
  • Oil/Acrylic Paints
  • Brushes ( #1, #5, #7, filbert, etc. )
  • Cotton rags
  • Glass jars with lids for water, medium and turpentine
  • Sketching pad/paper (11×14 or larger), and journal
  • Pens, (colored) pencils, and gum/kneadable erasers
  • Easel or table easel, if you are accustomed to painting this way
  • Odor-free turpentine ‘Coconut ‘eco’ white spirit’
  • A painting / drawing from home, to work on during open session


  • Photos for reference
  • Charcoal stick
  • Black India Ink & inking pen
  • Tracing paper
  • Mal stick, to steady your hand, if you are used to it
  • A portfolio and/or finished painting, to share with the group

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Academy students can look forward to a whole lot of perks with your admission fee including…

  • 21 class hours of world class educational experience
  • Connections with like minded people
  • 2 healthy, organic meals per day (brunch and dinner)
  • Be the first people on site
  • First priority shaded and creekside camping

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