Previous Art Classes & Testimonials

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The Alchemy of Oil Painting
Luminous Flux Gallery + Studios
Loveland, Colorado - March 2017


The Art of Oil Painting
Luminous Flux Gallery + Studios
Loveland, Colorado - December 2016
" Spending the weekend creating and learning with you both has reinvigorated me. 
Your craft is an inspiration."


Geometric Meditations as Practical Magic
CoSM - Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Wappingers Falls, NY - August 2016

"The class this weekend was amazing. I am very inspired by everything we discussed and learned. I am very grateful to you and Aloria for such a great experience!"



The Alchemy of Oil Painting
Luminous Flux Gallery + Studios
Loveland, Colorado - July 2016

"Had the pleasure of learning from two of the brightest lights I have ever crossed paths with. Not only are these two the most brilliant artists, they are packed full with secrets of the universe. Sorcerer and sorceress of all things beautiful, so grateful for their existence and the opportunity to learn from them and experience their wonderful presence, annnnnd now I'm going into my cave to paint and not coming out for at least the next 3 years."

"My vibrations are so high right now!!! Coming off a week of learning and inspiration from two of the most talented and otherworldly artists of our time, Aloria Weaver and David Heskin at Luminous Flux Gallery. And I finished my first two oil paintings ever! I can't wait to see how this influences my work in the future. My heart and mind are so full! I can't believe how transformative this experience has been. Thank you guys so much!"



Spring Trimester
Vienna Academy of Visionary Art
Vienna, Austria
- April-June 2016

"Wow.. Heart full to overflowing from the magic this group created together over 3 months. So much transformation, such profoundly beautiful works of art. The synergy was palpable. I am in awe. Deepest gratitude for this... Best. Class. Ever."


Visionary Techniques + Traditional Methods
2nd Annual Spring Equinox Intensive
Luminous Flux Gallery + Studios
Loveland, Colorado - March 2016


Mediums & Materials Presentation & Demonstrations
The Loveland Atelier
Loveland, Colorado - March 2016

"This was a fantastic lecture/demo! Thank you for offering such an informative class. I highly recommend this to other artists if Aloria, David and Tyler offer this presentation again."


Visions in the Mischtechnik Seminar
Torri Superiore
Italy - July 2015
"Check out the dynamic duo of Aloria Weaver and David Heskin! This teaching team provides the whole package: a superior knowledge of materials and techniques wed to a deep understanding of not only art history and aesthetics, but the artist’s psyche itself, the nature of perception, creativity and the power of the art making process to inform and uplift the human spirit. Their slide presentations are carefully crafted, insightful, richly illustrated, and articulate. Their demeanor in the studio is gentle, compassionate, and encouraging, meeting the artist wherever he or she is to facilitate fulfillment of the artist’s vision, rather than imposing their own. And after three weeks in a hot Italian studio I am impressed by their patience, repeating theory and instructions countless times as they move from student to student.

"Luminous, thoughtful, generous, David and Aloria are among the best teachers I’ve ever had and I eagerly look forward to my next opportunity to paint with them!"
"What really saved me from getting completely mad is the art and the skills I have gained especially thanks to you, Aloria.... I started in the meanwhile on two more portraits and the fact that I can actually paint a bit came obvious to me only thanks to the portraiture.... Thank you so much, you have no idea that you have probably just saved someone's life.... I hope you realize the gift you give to people, when you teach them... I just wanted to remind you of that.... Thank you!!!!

I also wanted you to know that I surely enormously appreciated what you have done and how intelligent and gifted you are.....  I needed to say it, because I think teachers don't always see the aftereffects or do not know the life stories of their students - and if you know that what you do can affect people so much, I think you could enjoy doing it even more... please, keep teaching!!! Thank YOU!!!" 


Autumn Trimester
Vienna Academy of Visionary Art

Vienna, Austria - Sept-Dec 2013
"Your teaching range, Aloria and David, helped me discover my painting range.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart!



Magical Perspectives - 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Art Intensive
Luminous Flux Gallery + Studios
Loveland, Colorado - December 2015

"Despite having painted for many years and taught art classes, I was surprised at how much I learned. Aloria and David have a thorough understanding of the history, techniques and methods of egg tempera. Their mastery of this ancient craft was a pleasure to witness. They explained it very clearly and I am confident I can pursue this medium.
The class had a mysterious synchronistic and magical quality, that wove itself into the weekend. It’s as if the dedication and commitment of the teachers resulted in a sort of entrainment. I feel like I learned more than I am consciously aware of."

The Artist's Journey
CoSM - Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Wappingers Falls, New York - October 2015
"I love how you teach with each other and add to and enhance each others talk, just as you add to and enhance each others art. I learned so much from your lecture and class."

The Artist's Journey - A Visionary Painting Workshop
Atlan Center - White Salmon, Washington
September 2015



Sacred Art Retreat with Daniel Mirante, Aloria Weaver & David Heskin
Tobias School of Art & Therapy
East Grinstead, UK - August 2015

Magical Perspectives - Winter Solstice Art Intensive
with Carrie Ann Baade, Amanda Sage, Aloria Weaver & David Heskin
Luminous Flux Gallery + Studios
Loveland, Colorado - December 2014

Mana Prima Painting Workshop
CoSM - Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Wappingers Falls, New York - September 2014

"I just want you to know that you've changed this illustrator's life forever.." 

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