Visionary Art Series2019-02-10T18:38:02+00:00

The SONIC BLOOM Visionary Art Academy

Join Visionary master Amanda Sage for this 3 day paint-filled journey through the realms of artistic expression.

An elemental artistic approach from the ground up, utilizing ancient as well as modern materials. Invoking the hidden patterns underlying creation – from primordial chaos to refined control… Balancing between the polarities of skillful observation of nature and pure imagination, the artist becomes a conduit for new manifestations of vision and the emergence of a deeper reality.

General Info & FAQ’s

Learn to Paint with Master Artists

  • Discover the processes and practices of the old masters
  • Access new techniques
  • Hone practical skills
  • Cultivate a meditative mindset.



Amanda Sage

Amanda Sage is an artist using her painting as a tool for spiritual and planetary growth and transformation. Her paintings represent multidimensional aspects of humanness in harmonious balance, inspiring a re-membering of an energetic inter-connectedness that is present and shared with all things. In 1997 she apprenticed for 2 years in classical painting techniques with Michael Fuchs in Vienna Austria. This led to becoming a painting assistant to Ernst Fuchs, founder of Fantastic Realism, for 10 years while developing her own style and portfolio as a resident artist at the culture house WUK in Vienna. Since 2009 she has been based in Los Angeles and influential in networking artists and initiatives while hosting workshops, lecturing and exhibiting world wide. Her work is mostly in private collections with some pieces also in the permanent collection of the Kirkland Museum in Denver, Colorado.

She is a co-founder of the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art and is on the board of directors of CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors) Alex & Allyson Grey’s art sanctuary in New York. She has also pioneered painting retreats in Eco-Villages such as Paradise One, Byron Bay Australia and PuntaMona, Costa Rica.

When not traveling she can be found in one of her studios in Los Angeles, Vienna Austria or Gunnison Colorado.

Materials to Bring

  • Pencils & Pens for drawing and taking notes
  • Kneadable or other preferred eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Sketch book and/or pad of sketch paper — 11′′ x 14′′
  • Soft, synthetic paint brushes for acrylics/watercolor (not bristle brushes):

Required Brushes

  • 2-4 filberts in assorted sizes
  • 1-2 small rounds/liners
  • a 1.5”-2” flat brush for glazing (as soft as possible)


  • Painting surface — canvas(es), gesso board, painting panel, watercolor block (if you want to work on a different surface other than canvas panel) – Size Limitation: No larger than 16”x20”
  • Acrylics — assorted colors (tubes or fluid)
  • Plastic paint palette for acrylics
  • Travel easel (recommended)

Academy students can look forward to lots of perks with their enrollment 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
  • Car Camping for for Festival included!