Join us in the spirit of pilgrimage & community as we explore the beauty of the Way, this special land & its treasures. Journey into the deep rhythms of pre-historic, roman, visi-gothic, romanesque & gothic forms along through presentations, explorations, visits & practical classes.
Draw inspiration from visits to exquisite 5,000 year old petroglyphs at sunrise, Roman mosaics, a 10th c. pre-Romanesque monastery and the 13th c. Gothic Cathedral of León. You will collect gorgeous Camino earths and learn how to prepare and paint your beautiful geometrical constructions with natural pigments.
This will also be your opportunity to spend some quiet time in nature on the Camino de Santiago. Go for walks. Enjoy home - cooked healthy meals under the pergola. Share with others and enjoy the quiet of the starlit Milky Way.
Bertrand's background is in economics & mathematics. He specialises in the use of geometry in Christian art & architecture & has made a large body of research relating to the use of geometry in art of the Camino de Santiago. He finds joy & fulfilment in teaching & sharing what is not just an intellectual exercise but a “practical philosophy” hands on & embodied practise.
Basia studied at the Princes School of traditional Arts, specialising in the use of geometry in traditional arts, craft & philosophy. Basia has developed research in the use of geometry in the Christian architecture of the Camino &northern spain. In her creative practice she works with a variety of mediums, ceramics, glass, makes & paints with natural pigments, using local Camino ocher earths.
Preliminary timetable for 5th - 12th September 2021
Sunday 4th. Arrival & Welcome
Induction tour & Welcome dinner
Bringing the group together
Day 1 - Monday 5th - The Camino and its treasures
Morning : Presentations: Camino as a rite of passage. Camino and its art - looking at sacred geometry and architectural treasures.
Afternoon : Presentation continued on the petroglyphs, labyrinths and spirals.
Day 2 - Tuesday 6th - Prehistory to Roman times
Early morning : sunrise visit to petroglyphs
Mid morning : geometry
Afternoon: geometry explorations continued
Day 3 - Wednesday 7th - Day Out * Visits
Visit of León Cathedral, the Mozarabic church of San Miguel de Escalada,
and Roman mosaics of La Olmeda.
Day 4 - Thursday 8th - Visigothic and Mozarabic
Afternoon: learning how to prepare and paint with natural pigments
Day 5 - Friday 9th - Gothic
Morning: geometry looking at the rose window
Afternoon: painting designs with natural pigments or free afternoon for walking.
Day 6 - Saturday 10th - Geometry continued
Morning: Presentation / conclusion: from prehistory to Gaudí
Wrap up: exploring what has inspired us.
The group can decide what they wish to continue exploring
Afternoon: more geometry or painting designs natural pigments
Sunday 11th. Departure
Departure after breakfast