During my tenure as Academy Director
I gave numerous lectures on Art, Myth & Spirituality...
ALCHEMY, VISIONS & ART
During the 2017 Winter Trimester
at The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art,
I taught a class on The Alchemy of Paint.
A series of seven lectures on ALCHEMY, VISIONS & ART were recorded
(the most popular ~ The Gnostic Worldview ~ has received over 100,000 views)
THE SACRED CODES OF ART
While writing my book Sacred Codes,
I gave a series of eleven lectures based on my research.
The SACRED CODES lectures were recorded in 2015
1a. The Academy Through History
1b. An Introduction to Figure Drawing: Lessons from the Masters
2a. The Humanist & Hieratic Styles
THE ONLINE FUNDRAISER WORKSHOPS FOR
When the Global Pandemic hit in March of 2020,
The Academy had to immediately close its doors.
To cover the closing costs, our Faculty rallied round us and offered their services gratis,
Florence Ménard and I also participated,
offering the first and last workshops of the series, which can be found below.
Each workshop costs €30 for life-time access,
Please follow the links to The Academy of Visionary Art website...
FREEHAND SACRED GEOMETRY
& FULL MOON INNER JOURNEY
Freehand Sacred Geometry & Full Moon Inner Journey
~ With Laurence Caruana & Florence Ménard ~ 126 min.
Under the flowering full moon, Vienna Academy of Visionary Art directors Laurence Caruana and Florence Ménard will initiate a series of online workshops created to support the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art.
To prepare ourselves for this workshop, Laurence and Florence will create a sacred space through a prayer to the seven directions, followed by the chanting of sacred vowels corresponding to the seven heavens.
Free-hand Sacred Geometry Initiation
Across the ages, artisans were initiated into knowledge of sacred geometry by drawing archetypal shapes. In this one-hour workshop, Laurence Caruana will lead a meditative drawing ritual. With neither ruler nor compass, you will make free-hand geometric designs that allow you to visualize, experience and understand the harmonious division of space – from the One to the All.
Full Moon Inner Journey
Following the tradition of the Moondance which she has been part of the last 2 years, Florence will offer A Full Moon Ceremony to create a safe space for us to go inside ourselves on a guided inner journey. During this visualization, accompanied by shamanic instruments, we will focus on bringing the light into ourselves, imagining what kind of post-Covid world we want to live in, and see how we can make this a reality.
– pad of full-size paper and a sharp pencil– one candle and incense
WATCHER AT THE GATE
Journey into your Inner Sanctuary and Paint your Watcher at the Gate
~ with Laurence Caruana & Florence Ménard ~ 175 min.
Support: 1 sheet of grey-toned paper, in size large enough to draw a full-size face with crown and hair – roughly 22×30 inches or 56×76 cm.– The paper should be thick enough to absorb water (around 140 lb / 300 gsm). This may be store-bought grey paper, or white paper toned grey using grey plaka casein (which is what I do) or with acrylics
Sketching: your preferred graphite pencil (f or hb is fine)
Shadows: your preferred black crayon pencil (I use Faber-Castell Polychromos Schwarz-black 9201-199***)
Lights: white plaka casein or white acrylic paint
A glass of water
A variety of fine, soft-hair brushes in different sizes for detail work
A pad of paper for sketching
Your favorite incense