Stone Carving & Sacred Geometry

Flores del Camino

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Flores del Camino
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Sep 12 - 18, 2021
Group size: 1 - 8
Stone Carving & Sacred Geometry
Flores del Camino

Flores del Camino
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€1100
Deposit: €300
Sep 12 - 18, 2021
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

  • 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.

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. Recent projects include making and installing a Cosmatesque mosaic around the high altar at Buckfeat Abbey and. Carving commissions include making a full size reclining Buddah statue at Jamyang Meditation Centre in london in traditional Tibetan style. His current sculpture is focussed on the beauty of natural geometric forms. Follow the links below to learn more about Nick 

www.alabastercarving.co.uk,  www.nicolasdurnan.co.uk


Basia  Goodwin (MA) studied  at  the  Prince's  Foundation  School  of  Traditional  Arts.  Bertrand  Gamrowski  (PhD)  has  an  educational  background  in  mathematics.  We  specialise  in  the  use  of  geometry  in  traditional  art  and  philosophy,  especially  the  art  and  architecture  of  the  Camino  and  Northwestern  Spain. Flores  del  Camino  is  our  home  and  it  is  a  work  of  love. Throughout  the  year  we  receive  pilgrims  on  their  way  to  Santiago,  run  retreats and  when  time  permits  make  our  art.  It  is  our  great  honour to live,  work  and  serve  on  this  beautiful  road.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    All accommodation consists of single and double ensuite bedrooms.
  • Food
    Nourishing and healthy meals prepared onsite and served with love in either the dining area or in the courtyard under the pergola. Wine is offered at dinner.
  • Dietary requirements
    We cater for the following dietary requirements: vegetarian, gluten-free, carb-free, dairy-free.
  • Workshops
    All equipment & material provided.
  • Outings
    Site entries & transport fares for cultural activities.
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Airport Transfers

Available Packages

Single room -Early Bird
Available until Feb 28, 20217 left
€1100
Deposit: €300
Double Room -Early Bird
Available until Feb 28, 20217 left
€1000
Deposit: €300
Single Room
7 left
€1200
Deposit: €300
Double Room
7 left
€1100
Deposit: €300

Available options

Assistance to book airport transfers
€35
€1100
Deposit: €300

Single room -Early Bird

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Schedule
Stone Carving & Sacred Geometry


Preliminary   timetable   for  12th - 18th  September 2021

12th      Arrival between  4pm  &  7pm. Welcome  dinner  at  7:30pm.

13th      Presentations on the Camino and geometry and nature.  Exploring  León cathedral  and  its  geometry. 

14th      Visit  &  design  preparation

15th     Carving

16th     Carving

17th      Carving

18th     Departure  after  breakfast.



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Flores del Camino
A beautiful retreat centre situated along the Camino de Santiago in the heart of Northwestern Spain. Throughout the year we collaborate with retreat facilitators, craftsmen and writers weaving together complementary and inspiring offerings.

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