Paint your Light Tree with Amanda Sage and ViTra Academy!  

Grow your vision from a seed into a tree of wisdom and hope as a gift for yourself and the world.

As we reflect, celebrate and compost this year now coming to an end, it is time to look forward and set intentions for the year to come. By exploring our visions through painting, new doors of perspective are opened for us, supporting alignment with our higher purpose.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned painter,

this journey together will open new realms into your practice and inner vision.

Each one of us will paint a different tree, and even if you paint a forest, each one will be unique, just as all trees are in nature.


In this course we will create an indirect acrylic painting working with darks, light and color in a layering process emulating the luminous Mischtechnik. Between both main sessions, there will be an opportunity to submit work in progress for a review with Amanda and Assistants!



 Take inventory of what you already have and only order/buy what you need or can afford. I am much less interested in your materials being all the same and more interested in using what we have and putting them to use. Depending where you are in the world it may be challenging to find some materials. Ask questions in our designated student forum on Kajabi so others can learn from your questions as well.

For those outside of the US, I advise finding the closest art supply store and support them or order from a reliable source online.

I have created a recommended materials list on which will work well for those in the US:

  • 2x - 8x10” Acrylic Primed Watercolor paper (or canvas panel)

  • Black Vine Charcoal

  • White Charcoal or Pastel

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Mahl Stick (See demonstration video in course content)
  • Easel
  • 1x - 16x20” gessoed canvas or panel

  • Variety of soft synthetic brushes.  Suggestion: Princeton synthetic brushes, Filbert 4, 8, 12/ Flat assorted/ Round 4, 8 

  • Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint (these are the paints I will be demonstrating with,  You do not need to have these exact paints. Use what you have and if you want to invest in these paints you wont regret it!)
    • Titanium White
    • Hansa Yellow
    • Indian Yellow
    • Quinacridone Burnt Orange 
    • Raw Umber 
    • Pyrrole Red
    • Quinacridone Magenta 
    • Dioxazine Purple 
    • Manganese Blue 
    • Phtalo Blue 
    • Carbon Black 
  • Golden Satin Glazin Liquid
  • Variety of plates for palettes or lids from containers from your recycling!



    You are welcome to work in casein/ egg tempera and oil if you prefer and already work in these mediums!


I look forward to rounding out 2022 with you by painting a tree of wonder and gratitude! 


See you there!


- Amanda



- MAIN SESSION - Saturday, December 3, 2022 -

6 - 10pm Central European 

12pm - 4pm Eastern


 - GROUP REVIEW - Thursday, December 8, 2022

6 - 8pm Central European

12 - 2pm Eastern 


- MAIN SESSION - Saturday, December 10, 2022 -

6 - 10pm Central European 

12pm - 4pm Eastern 


*Please check your local time zones! 


Amanda Sage


Born 1978 in Denver, Colorado Amanda Sage is an artist using her painting as a tool for spiritual and planetary growth and transformation.
Her paintings represent multidimensional aspects of humanness in harmonious balance, inspiring a re-membering of an energetic inter-connectedness that is present and shared with all things.

In 1997 she apprenticed for 2 years in classical painting techniques with Michael Fuchs in Vienna Austria. This led to becoming a painting assistant to Ernst Fuchs, founder of Fantastic Realism, for 10 years while developing her own style and portfolio as a resident artist at the culture house WUK in Vienna.
Since 2009 she has been based in Los Angeles and influential in networking artists and initiatives while hosting workshops, lecturing and exhibiting world wide. Her work is mostly in private collections with some pieces also in the permanent collection of the Kirkland Museum in Denver, Colorado. 

In 2014 together with designer Shabnam Q, the 'Amanda Sage Collection' was launched online. An independent fashion label leading the frontier of visionary art and fashion. "Wearable visionary art, made with love from threads of light". 

She is a co-founder of the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art and is on the board of directors of CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors) Alex & Allyson Grey’s art sanctuary in New York. She has also pioneered painting retreats in Eco-Villages such as Paradise One, Byron Bay Australia and PuntaMona, Costa Rica.

When not traveling she can be found in one of her studios in Los Angeles, Vienna Austria or Gunnison Colorado.