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The 2024 Fall Seminar at Torri Superiore - Italy

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!


Come spend some Precious Moments with us

In a 14th century Alpine Village


A Painting Journey into The Archetype

With Autumn Skye


Sunday September 15th ~ Friday September 27th 2024

~ Enjoy Communal Living in our friendly Eco-village ~
 

TUITION FOR THE COURSE INCLUDES 12 NIGHTS OF

FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION

IN COSY APARTMENTS WITH 3 MEALS PER DAY.

Share your vision with a group of kindred spirits!

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     Archetypes portray timeless and universal symbols while offering us the opportunity for personal and intimate reflection. Each one teaches us about aspects of ourselves, and provides a deeper embodiment with each level of contemplation, understanding, and experience.

    Over the 10 days of class instruction, through multiple daily demonstrations and attentive one-on-one support, Autumn Skye will guide students as they work on their own acrylic paintings.

 

     Students are invited to explore the subject of their own personal Archetype through figurative or other forms of representational imagery, while gaining the tools to create dynamic, graceful, and cohesive magic-realism paintings.

    Autumn Skye offers attentive and comprehensive art instruction, giving balanced emphasis on cultivating creative intuition as well as developing skilled technique and honing the craftsmanship of painting.

 

     Topics will include tools & materials, concept & composition, basic figurative anatomy, colour theory, techniques of “blocking & bridging,”  glazing, and finishing.

All levels of experience are welcome.

~  THE ARCHETYPE  ~
A Painting Journey through the Fundamental Templates of Being 
with Autumn Skye

~  THE TECHNIQUE  ~

~ A Layered Approach to Acrylics ~

A PEEK INTO THE STAGES

OF AUTUMN SKYE'S PAINTING PROCESS

     Join Autumn Skye on a step-by-step journey into the Acrylic Painting process. This will be a deep exploration into handling the paint at various stages of the painting's development, from general to specific. Working in translucent layers of fluid paint, you will bring your blank canvas on a creative journey of exploration into your own ideas, inspirations and personal approaches to  painting.

    During the course, Autumn Skye will work on a new piece to demonstrate the various stages of a painting’s development. As an inspirational artist and teacher, Autumn Skye seeks to share her own creative process, which allows the artist “to release judgment, move past our mind, breathe deep into the process, and find bliss in each step.”

 

     This course is suitable for beginners and experts alike.
 

~  STATEMENT  ~

     “Art is simultaneously trivial and essential. A painting is simply just colourful mud smeared on fabric, pretty and frivolous for our amusement. Paradoxically, art also has the potential to move mountains. Art can heal emotional trauma, cure illness, bring renewed vitality, and cultivate joy. It can awaken and empower both the artist and viewer, connecting straight to the emotional subconscious. It can shine light on critical issues and be a grounding touchstone of beauty in an otherwise bleak landscape. It can start revolutions, shift paradigms, and present paths forward toward wholeness.

    “Throughout history, society has looked to the arts to guide and inspire our personal and cultural narratives. Now, while the world is at the precipice of monumental change, artworks can be maps to help usher humanity forward into positive ways of seeing and being.

    “At moments of reckoning, I believe more than ever in the importance of art. In my bones dwells a sacred duty to play my small part in this collective awakening. Art propels me out of bed in the morning, whispering me awake with purpose. Since my earliest memories, I have felt a creative fire in my belly and an unyielding mission to share inspiration with the world. By learning to listen, I have come to trust the mysterious compass of the heart to navigate both my imagination and my life. I am continually humbled and empowered by the potent teachings of the visionary process.
For your journey, I offer this artwork ~ a gift from spirit, through my heart and hands, to you. May these reflections inspire your own inner knowing, authentic creativity, and resilient spirit.”
                                                                                                                                                                                Autumn Skye

~  BIOGRAPHY  ~

     Autumn Skye lives, breathes, and dreams art, and has done so since she was old enough to hold a pencil and reach for a piece of paper. Her childhood and early adult years were spent travelling the landscapes of both her wild Canadian backyard and distant international shores. Through her wanderlust, she developed a deep reverence for the beauty of nature and the diversity of humanity, and continuously endeavours to translate this inspiration through her work.

    As a self-taught artist, she is forever a
student of the intuitively creative process. Autumn Skye’s style weaves together refined realism, iconic imagery, archetypical symbolism, and spiritual principles. She’s inspired by the magnificence of this incredible planet, the potency of these extraordinary times, and the mysteries of the cosmos. Through her work, she seeks to honour the resiliency of the human spirit and the intricate connections between all facets of life.

     Autumn Skye exhibits and teaches worldwide, and otherwise thrives and paints in the beautiful temperate-rainforest of coastal British Columbia, Canada. Considering herself immensely blessed to do what feeds her soul, she strives to support others through creative empowerment, the gift of beauty, and the perpetuation of inspiration.

~  TORRI SUPERIORE  ~
A MEDIEVAL ECO-VILLAGE VILLAGE

Torri Superiore is a labyrinthine village of spiralling stairs & narrow passages,

built from the local limestone in 1300.

In this cosy & creative atmosphere, the inhabitants live in harmony with Nature,

practicing Permaculture & Sustainable Living.

We will become part of village life ~ sharing in communal meals prepared by the local chef

from fresh and mostly organic ingredients grown in the surrounding fields…

Each Student brings their own unique talent to the Seminar

~ Yoga, Chanting, Live Music ~

to enhance the group experience

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