23 - 30 May 2021
Retreat leaders : Hanna Ward
Basia Goodwin assisting
ensuite single 1,200 €
ensuite shared 1,100 € (per person)
This 7 day retreat at Flores del Camino is all-inclusive with lovely rooms, a beautiful courtyard and seminar rooms for gathering, and healthy food, shared in the spirit of community.
- You will be painting Mary Magdalene (holding red egg) using the 1,500 year old icon painting technique.
- You will learn how to collect, prepare and paint with natural pigment, egg tempera (egg yolk mixed with wine ) and use real gold.
- This will be your opportunity to engage in a meditative process in a beautiful and nourishing environment on the Camino de Santiago. Throughout the week we will also be receiving pilgrims for the evening meals.
This will be your opportunity to spend meaningful time on the sacred ground of the camino in the beautiful region of the Margateria just at the foot of the Leon mountains. We are located in the enchanting, special heritage site, the historic village of Castrillo, considered one of the most beautiful in Spain. The village is surrounded by vast nature and is an inspiring place to paint. (Some of you may also wish to walk on after the retreat and make the 200km or so to Santiago from the retreatcentre. We offer pilgrims passports and advise).
Preliminary timetable for 24th - 31st May 2020
23rd Arrival between 3pm and 7pm. Welcome dinner at 7:30 pm.
24th Preparing the drawing / collecting and collecting / making our own pigments.
25th Drawing / copying the image. Preparation of the egg tempera and the bole.
26th Laying the clay and applying gold on the gilded area. Mixing the sankir (skin colour) with Camino earths.
27th Paint garment and background colours. First highlights.
28th Floats and highlights on face, hair, garment.
29th Final floats and highlights. Graphic lines and Divine light for the face. Finishing the details.
30th Departure after breakfast.
The price includes :
Seven nights accommodation
Teaching and materials
It does NOT include airline tickets or travel to the retreat centre.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
Hanna Ward has researched and studied iconography under several masters from Greece, Russia, Romania, Finland and UK. She lectures and teaches in Finland, the UK and is a visiting tutor at the Princes Foundation School of Traditional Arts, the Icon School of Bethlehem in Palestine and joins us once a year at Flores del Camino. She regularly paints commission pieces for churches and private collectors.
HOW TO BOOK THIS RETREAT
Once we confirm you can join the retreat, you can secure your place by making a 300€ deposit. The remaining amount is to be paid two months before the retreat. Refunds are only available if you can find a replacement for yourself. You can make the payment by Pay Pal, bank card, bank transfer or Transferwise (contact us for details). Please make sure you cover all transaction or conversion fees. Please read our full Terms & Conditions. In making a reservation, you confirm that you have read and understood the Terms & Conditions.