This workshop is now complete. Thank-you to the artists that made it such a great experience.

Check out glimpses of our group journey below!

Whether or not you are new to art and painting, it makes no difference – this journey is designed to initiate the Creator inside of everyone
This course transmits the traditions and techniques of the ancient lineage of sacred art and unites with our new visions, to give you the means for self-expression to share with the world.

The Course

Dear Artist,
This November we will be embarking on 3 x 3 day weekend group journeys into visionary art in Byron Bay, for guided visionary art painting and other activities.

We will gather in a studio & gallery space to empower our creativity and explore deeper the techniques and meditative dimensions of visionary art. We shall study and learn the ways of modern and ancient visionary art masters.

This is an information-rich course of art and craft. Previous students will be given new and more advanced lessons and material whereas new students will start with the inspiring course of fundamentals.

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Mischtechnik , as well as being a powerful, venerable technique, is a fantastic way to enter into layered or glazed approaches to painting because of the inspiring ‘step-by-step’ process involved.

That said, many times the fundamental principles of the technique are often overlooked or unexplained. The way we will approach mischtechnik is by thorough explanation and exploration of the principles of optical grays & optical color mixing, through which the fundamentals may be grasped and many variations and experimental approaches can be glimpsed.

Learning Objectives

  • Historical overview of mischtechnik
  • Understanding of contemporary mischtechnik and variants
  • Development of conceptual and practical understanding of the fundamental principles of the technique
  • Habituation with brushwork and mediums involved in the technique
  • A sense of empowerment and ability to pursue technique and problem solve independently
  • Underpainting, Imprimatura, Decalcomania, Chiaroscuro and more classical methods.
  • Glazing Glaze Mediums Pigments and lakes Colour theory.
  • Discovering the venerable qualities of the historical pigments
  • Deepening our understanding of the different varieties of egg tempera
  • Employing techniques which combine both hatching and sfumato (fumy, or smooth) techniques
  • Studying the manner by which flesh tones can be achieved in a layered technique
  • Exploring other forms of compositional and atmospheric techniques developed by the ancient lineages of painting


Daniel Mirante

Daniel MiranteDaniel Mirante is a visionary painter, explorer and teacher dedicated to expressing a creative vision of human life and the world, deep with mystery and the play of archetypal and mythological forces.
Daniel was mainly self-taught, until 2012, when he studied mischtechnik in Vienna with Ernst Fuchs, the founder of Fantastic Realism and teacher of Mati Klarwein and Robert Venosa.

He is a highly experienced space-holder for fun yet focused group creative journeys. His teaching style is highly respected by his contemporaries and students. He has taught at the Tobias School of Art Therapy UK, is a founding faculty member and teacher with The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, teaches at the Visions in the Mischtechnik seminars in Italy, taught regularly at Art In Paradise visionary art workshops in Australia and most recently held workshops with Ainhoa Neith with Visionary Art India and Art Visionary Bali.

Ainhoa Neith

Ainhoa NeithAinhoa Neith brings to the workshops her spirited love of art and painting. Ainhoa has dedicated herself to painting and endeavoured to create and develop and facilitate environments and events sharing this world, particularly to audiences who may never have encountered it before.

This lead her to hosting and co-teaching the first mischtechnik visionary art retreat in Mumbai, India. Then she worked to manage several artists in residency in Goa, India. She then held group space and taught in Anam Cara Healing Centre, Belgium, and then in Bali, Indonesia. She continues to be interested in pioneering and groundbreaking territories to expand visionary art into.

Her art continues to evolve with an ever growing focus upon the primordial traditions and profound personal dimensions underlying the work of the old and contemporary masters, researching sacred geometry, symbolism, myth, and methods and materials.

Patti Dragonfly

Patti is a painter & block printer working on canvas, fabric & paper. Patti has been pivotal in supporting visionary art in New South Wales and by extension Australia, through her permanent gallery, Gallery Cosmosis, as well as the Art In Paradise Project. Gallery Cosmosis has prints & original paintings from International & Australian Visionary Artists & is an Information Hub with links to Visionary Art news & workshops worldwide. See