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Bookings open for November 2021

Visionary Art Training – Tempera Grassa
& Mischtechnik (Mixed Technique)
Instructed by Daniel Mirante

Chanting Down Babylon by Daniel Mirante
Tempera Grassa on linen. 125x195cm. 2018

Learn old masters traditions and modern mischtechnik (mixed technique), and the alchemy of paint, composition and symbolism, with the beautiful Tempera Grassa and Oil Glazing method. 

Designed over the past decade in a variety of cross-cultural contexts, this curriculum aims to give firm understanding of the foundation of oil painting and mischtechnik‘ (mixed technique) – proceeding from the tempera grassa methods of the 14th century Italian renaissance and through the modern visionary art forms leading from proposals by art scientist Max Doerner, and developed through the works of Ernst Fuchs and his students and apprentices.

This is how it works

  1. Book in for the course >
  2. Recieve before the course a password that grants access to a calendar, student forum, a list of required materials and other preperation details.
  3. Meet-up as a weekly group on Zoom for teaching and practice of each step.
  4. Study the provided PDF’s and inspirational materials that accompany the weekly group teaching.
  5. Observe videos and works in progress of the teacher who makes a piece alongside the group. Observe the work of fellow students developing, and ask questions and share thoughts and experiences in the students private FB group.
  6. Check-ins with your instructor across duration of course.

Learning outcomes

  • A thorough introduction to the contemporary history of the technique
  • Gain insight into time-tested principles of oil painting and the materials involved
  • Learn to make and apply ones own egg tempera and oil glazes
  • In depth exercises to gain practical understanding of the principle of underpainting
  • Introduction to principles of ‘world building’ in order to bring forth a world within the painting
    Optical color mixing – learnt through the traditional red-yellow-blue sequence
  • As well as live group and personal video consultation and email check-ins, the course contains a bounty of inspirational materials, artist case studies, insight into materials and methods, meditations, and strategies and practices to planning your artwork

What experience do I need to have to do this course?

Complete beginners are welcome. The workshops are good for beginners and intermediate painters. Often attendees have never painted before. This is not a problem, as the courses are guided at every step!


This course is for a 6 week duration. 6 weeks gives time to integrate the teaching and develop a work of quality. The early bird booking is $495 USD and installment plans are available.

Daniel Mirante primarily instructs this course ( — an experienced and highly regarded educator in the field of fine art, creativity, and sacred art tradition. His teaching experience stretches over 10 years and includes educational initiatives such as the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, Visionary Art Australia, and Visionary Art India.
Read more about Daniel Mirante here >

You decide your time commitment ; the more time you have, the larger and more complex and ambitious your piece. However the principles can also be learnt on a smaller piece. You require minimum 6 hours a week to benefit from this course.

Read the Q&A’s to see the technical requirements of online learning (put simply, a functioning computer with camera and microphone, zoom installed, and an internet connection).

Upon acceptance to the course you will recieve a payment link. You will receive the student pack, including logins and links to community, library, introductory study materials, required materials list, and the calendar for group and personal check-in’s.

Past Students’ study pieces instructed by Daniel Mirante

Please note – these represent a broad selection of experience levels. Daniel has been very happy to demonstrate and instruct in mischtechnik, soffio and tempera grassa to many emerging and well-known practicing artists.

Early bird before 31st bookings recieve 20% discount.
Bookings open for September
6 week course >

Please read the testimonials below to get insight into the standards and quality of these workshops.

“I had the honour of attending the Easter retreat with Daniel Mirante, it was an incredible artistic, relational and spiritual experience.
I experienced a profound immersion in the traditional principles of the knowledge that comes to us from our predecessors, an alchemical journey from tradition to the new vision, the visionary one.

Daniel has been able to guide me with a lot of respect and delicacy in my artistic exploration. what I appreciated most about his guide was the love, passion and humility he puts into artistic practice, into his work. thanks to the sharing of his artistic career, his history and his being, he helped me to better understand how to be a conscious artist, motivating me to grow in this.

It was a pleasure to receive his teachings and his profound and wide knowledge in the symbolic / artistic / technical field. and thanks to his incredible vision! so much to learn.

This experience has marked an important point in my spiritual artistic journey, thanks Daniel Mirante!”


“From the first day Daniel was professional, friendly, warm and welcoming. Daniel knows what it means to lead by example which is part of what I believe makes him such an excellent teacher and human being. Daniel truly embodies what it means to lives an authentic and creative life. This is clearly reflected in his gentle, loving, funny and kind demeanour.

In addition to be an all around great guy, Daniel is an incredibly talented artist. An artist who possesses a vast knowledge and understanding of his craft. Daniel has a tremendous amount of patience and love for each of his students. I always felt Daniel shared his wisdom freely without holding back or keeping painting secrets just for himself. I felt that Daniel honestly wants each of his students to become the best artist they are capable of becoming.

Daniel is an extremely hard worker, to say the least. Daniel worked longer days then he should have, everyday. Daniel was the life force that carried our class through this intensive process. Incredibly, each student left the course with an absolutely incredible and meaningful piece of art.

I can say with full confidence you will leave Daniels workshop a better artist and likely a better human being. Bon’ Voyage!”


“Learning from Daniel Mirante is to learn from a true alchemist of paint, a teacher of skill and soul. My two weeks as his student over the first Easter seminar were filled with inspiration, instruction and laughter. Daniel shared his deep knowledge of pigments and mediums as well as the symbology of multiple mythological and sacred traditions.

He was very perceptive regarding the needs of each student, knowing when to push and when to encourage. He provided clear materials and explanations, and prepared us for our main pieces with some incrementally challenging exercises. I felt supported yet free to experiment, whether in shaping initial ideas or in finding an inspiration for style/colour choices.

He was present as a human being as well as as a teacher, holding a welcoming and focussed space throughout. I laughed a lot, but felt I could cry as well – and so create work that felt truly meaningful.”