13 - 19 September 2020
Up to 8 participants. Retreat leaders :
Basia Goodwin, Bertrand Gamrowski
Early bird (before March 1st):
1,100€ single ensuite
1,000€ shared ensuite (per person)
After March 1st:
1,200€ single ensuite
1,100€ shared ensuite (per person)
- The first couple of days will consist of presentations on the Camino and its architectural treasures as well as practical drawing classes that will explore aspects of the designs looking at their visible, hidden and symbolic geometry.
- We will visit some of these treasures that our on our doorstep; ancient 5000 year old petroglyphs with exquisite carvings of labyrinths and other geometrical forms, the 1oth century church of San Miguel de Escalada with visigothic designs, the 12th century church of San Isidoro as the 13th c. Gothic Cathedral of Leon.
- After the visits you will be guided by Nick Durnan (stonemason and sculptor specialising in medieval art, with 40 years experience working in English Cathedrals). learning to carve some of these beautiful designs yourself.
- This will also be your opportunity to spend some quiet time in nature on the Camino de Santiago. Go for walks. Enjoy home - cooked meals under the pergola. Share with others and enjoy the quiet of the starlit Milky Way.
Preliminary timetable for 13th - 19th September 2020
13th Arrival between 4pm & 7pm. Welcome dinner at 7:30pm.
14th Presentations on the Camino and geometry and nature. Exploring León cathedral and its geometry.
15th Visit & design preparation
19th Departure after breakfast.
The price includes :
Six nights accommodation
Teaching and materials
It does NOT include airline tickets or travel to the retreat centre.
ABOUT YOUR TUTORS
Nick Durnan has over 40 years experience as a stone mason, carver and sculptor conservator of historic buildings. He originally trained as a stone mason at Canterbury Cathedral in the Uk and has a degree in stone carving and conservation at the city and Guilds of London Art School. He has been a freelance conservator, conservation consultant and carver since 1984 and has worked in many English cathedrals including Exeter, Wells, Salisbury, Canterbury, Rochester and Peterborough. His current sculpture is focussed on the beauty of natural geometric forms. Follow the links below to learn more about Nick
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