24 - 31 May 2020
Retreat leaders : Hanna Ward
Basia Goodwin assisting
ensuite single 1,100 €
ensuite shared 1,000 € (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.
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).
- 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.
Preliminary timetable for 24th - 31st May 2020
24th Arrival between 3pm and 7pm. Welcome dinner at 7:30 pm.
25th Preparing the drawing / collecting and collecting / making our own pigments.
26th Drawing / copying the image. Preparation of the egg tempera and the bole.
27th Laying the clay and applying gold on the gilded area. Mixing the sankir (skin colour) with Camino earths.
28th Paint garment and background colours. First highlights.
29th Floats and highlights on face, hair, garment.
30th Final floats and highlights. Graphic lines and Divine light for the face. Finishing the details.
31st Departure after breakfast.
Would you like to extend your time with us? Creative Writing Retreat takes place just before this retreat. We offer a 300 € discount if you do both. Book before 29 Feb and also receive your early bird discount (both retreats with early bird + back to back discount - 2,250 €).
The price includes :
Seven nights accommodation
Teaching and materials
It does NOT include airline tickets or travel to the retreat centre. HOW TO GET HERE?
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.