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 retreat centre. We offer pilgrims passports and advise).
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.
22nd Arrival between 3pm and 7pm. Welcome dinner at 7:30 pm.
23rd Preparing the drawing / collecting and collecting / making our own pigments.
24th Drawing / copying the image. Preparation of the egg tempera and the bole.
25th Laying the clay and applying gold on the gilded area. Mixing the sankir (skin colour) with Camino earths.
26th Paint garment and background colours. First highlights.
27th Floats and highlights on face, hair, garment.
28th Final floats and highlights. Graphic lines and Divine light for the face. Finishing the details.
29th Departure after breakfast.