A R T I S T I C W O R K S H O P 2 0 2 2 First Cycle of Artistic and Healer Processes Escuela Cultura, transformative and active impulse of the Sa Llavor Foundation, in collaboration with Visionary Woman Art Research Group, presents in January 2022 a new cycle of Artistic Workshop with theoretical-practical work sessions for adults, which reconnect with the essence of art and live the artistic process as a journey into the unknown where intuiting and imagining gives us inspiration and deep learning on a personal and social level. 7 meetings // 7 Sundays January 30 to March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sa Llavor Foundation. Plaça Metge Borràs, 3. Binissalem. Mallorca Organized by: Escuela Cultura - Fundació Sa Llavor, Mallorca Visionary Woman Art Research Group, Barcelona Talk-Workshop Introduction In this First Cycle of Artistic and Healing Processes, we are going to explore the relationship between Art, Science and Spirituality in constellation with the works of Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz. We open a space for experimentation, creation and critical thinking through artistic practices, scientific experiments created at the beginning of the 20th century, Goethean observation, movement and words. This space of seven sessions of four hours each, is led by specialists in one or more of the proposed topics, with the intention of opening doors to liminal spaces. The artistic processes carried out by the participants are visualized and taken into an exhibition format. Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz Researchers and artists, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) and Emma Kunz (1892-1963), explored the supersensible world through art and science, predicting that their work would be understood and useful for future generations. The incredible popularity of his works today confirms the relevance of graphic research and the holistic view of the human being. His creations present us with an opportunity to discover the mysteries of life and a two-way purpose to return to unity. Program Art, Science and Spirituality An approach to esoteric cartography by the artists Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz We offer a space for individual and collective experimentation, creation and critical thinking, through artistic practices, scientific experiments from the beginning of the 20th century, Goethean observation, movement and words. Day 1 // January 30 // The 4 Directions: Create an orientation map in the 4 directions to build the foundation of the artistic and healing process. We will use clay modeling to create pure forms that visualize the formative forces, inspired by the platonic solids and the direction plate and pendulum that Emma Kunz used to perceive the laws of Nature and spiritual connections. Day 2 // February 6 // Contemplation: Cultivate the art of contemplation to capture the essence of the forms of Nature and capture them through painting. With the technique of pastel and painting, we will create prints based on the experience of Goethean observation of the plant world, inspired by the notebooks that Hilma
This year we start Escuela Cultura, a meeting space that encourages artistic creation, fosters cultural exchange and awakens the creative forces of intuition, imagination and inspiration, seeds of social transformation. We present the projects that have already germinated in Escuela Cultura: -Integrated Music School -Workshops -Artistic Formation -Craft School -Learning Community -Artistic Call
"Music is to the soul what the gym is to the body" Plato Since we are in our mother's womb, music is present. When parents want to express affection, they sing and rock their baby, creating an atmosphere of love, protection and beauty. Music is part of us, of our roots, of our ancestors, of our first forms of communication. Music has an unimaginable power to move and transform us. At the same time, music rests on a structure where order reigns, since one of its components is rhythm, which is present in all manifestations of life; when we walk, when we breathe, when our heart beats, when a horse gallops, when the waves crash, ... The rhythm gives us anchorage, security, confidence. In this way, music is woven from an ethereal, subtle, intangible material, and on the other, it is organized and supported in a consistent and structured framework. The two polarities emerge. Hence, at a neuroscientific level, a lot of research has been done in which they show how music impacts both cerebral hemispheres, in our limbic, cognitive and sensory systems. Learning to play an instrument makes all these qualities develop. From the physical and corporal point of view, it involves great coordination and dexterity, for which a strong will is needed to allow us to meet the challenges it proposes to us. On an emotional level, you only need to listen to a melody to realize the profound impact it has on our emotions, on our imagination, how it makes us connect with our listening, with our feelings, making us live a journey to the deepest territories of our being. On a cognitive level, it develops attention, concentration, reasoning ability, order, creativity, ... Playing an instrument is discovering, astonishing yourself, getting lost in unsuspected paths, wanting to climb the highest mountains, is having a friend forever. The School of Integrated Music has the objective of facilitating the access of students to the study of a music instrument during school hours. All students from 4th to 6th grade of Primary School have the possibility of choosing an instrument and practicing individually with a professional musician, in 30-minute weekly slots organized within school hours. The instruments offered are the following: Cello: Elisabetta Monacelli Violin: Annie Christmas Saxophone and flute: Thomas Fontín Guitar: Toni Verd Piano: Ainhoa Azócar Price: € 40 / month half hour per week Registration: Fundació Office (email@example.com) Information: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ainhoa Azócar) Private instrument classes in after school hours for children from other courses and adults: Private instrument classes are also offered in the afternoon from 3:00 p.m. for children from other courses and adults. If you want to receive more information, you can contact the person in charge of the Integrated Music School, Ainhoa Azócar (email@example.com)
Weekly activities outside of school hours that respect the pedagogical vision of the school. Start: October 2021 Storytelling in English "Storytelling" is an ancient art that was born to describe images and transmit messages of wisdom, orally, in a creative and inspiring environment. The workshop is taught in English through stories, putting “listening & understanding” into practice. Children interpret the stories with the work of “speaking & speech” where they learn new vocabulary and practice pronunciation. Within the learning process we develop the performing arts: theater, music and corporal expression. Ages: from 1st year of Primary (small groups) Teacher: Sunia Mardaras (bilingual English / Spanish) Schedule: From 1st to 3rd grade of Primary - Monday from 3pm to 4pm From 4th to 6th of Primary - Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm Price: € 40 / month Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org // 646920661 Sewing Create your own textile designs with the sewing technique developing creativity and personal initiative. Ages: from 1st of Primary Teacher: Petra Dum Schedule: Monday from 3pm to 4pm Price: € 40 / month Registration: email@example.com Start Monday, October 11th. Guitar and songs // Poetry writting Group creation workshops: one for those who already can play the guitar and want to accompany songs and play in a group, and another for those who want to start a creative process of poetic expression and writing. Ages: from 16 years old (limited places) Teacher: Toni Verd Schedule: Biweekly workshops. Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Price: € 20 / month two sessions Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org Start Monday, October 11th. Yoga-story Through prompts that emerge from stories, songs, or games, children begin to become aware of their body and movement capabilities. In the class, in an indirect and playful way, they work the phases of the yoga work sessions: warm-up, breathing, stretching, concentration, development, relaxation. Ages: from 1st of Primary Teacher: Estrella del Pozo Schedule: Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Price: € 40 / month Registration: email@example.com Start Tuesday, October 19th. Chi kung Qi gong and meditation to relax and increase your defenses. A part of the class will take place in the garden. Ages: adults Teachers: Gemma Villanueva and Pedro Taberner Schedule: Monday from 5pm to 7pm or Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm Price: € 40 / month Registration: whatsapp a 628775939 / 622818283 Start Monday, October 4th. Theatre Through improvisation and theatrical game we will learn basic concepts of theater such as the notion of dramatic conflict, acting listening, action-reaction, acceptance, presence on stage... Ages: from 8 years Lecturer: Joana Castell Schedule: Thursday from 3pm to 4.30pm. Price: € 40 / month Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org Start Thursday, October 14th. Gamelan Participate in the creation of a new Gamelan group. Learn to play the instruments of this light, festive, deep and meditative Indonesian music. He is part of one of the few active orchestras in Europe. No musical experience is necessary. Ages: from 16 years old. Hours: Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Price: € 50
Connect with life Awaken your expressive and artistic abilities Experience the world of formative forces and their qualities Create with your hands in contact with natural materials Live art in community In 2022 starts a new workshop for adults that connects with the essence of art and experiences the artistic process as a journey into the unknown where intuiting and imagining provides us with inspiration and deep learning on a personal and social level. Supported by the pedagogical team of the Fundació Sa Llavor, this training is structured in practical and experiential modules, and is based on the principles of the holistic Sa Llavor pedagogy: Comprehensive development; Freedom and confidence; Connection with life; Community and service to others. Currently, the artistic process that will be presented to the entire Community in 2022 is being carried out with the Foundation team.
La Escuela Artesana is a new project that begins this fall in Sa Llavor. A contemporary craft school where you can learn the art of basketry, wool, tapestry, wood, iron and llata with the most inspiring teachers in Mallorca. List of courses, information and registration here>
What is around me, is it inside or outside? Beginning is the word at the top of this newsletter and it is also the word with which we want to say goodbye today. We launch a proposal to start something. An artistic call aimed at the entire Community, based on the poetry book "Alrededor" edited by Edicions Sa Llavor and the question: What is around me, is it inside or outside? People who want to participate can come to the Foundation office and they will give you a free copy of the book "Alrededor", so that you can read it and find inspiration, inside or outside of poetry, inside or outside of yourself. All the works presented will be exhibited in the Hibernacle exhibition hall of the Fundació Sa Llavor. Rules: Artistic work on any medium Theme or source of inspiration: "Alrededor", Edicions Sa Llavor. What is around me, is it inside or outside? Submission deadline: Friday, January 21st, 2022 Required information: Full name of the author, title of the work and technique used Opening of the exhibition: Saturday, February 26th, 2022 Information and registration: email@example.com
A return to autenticity, beauty, calm and essence. This summer, and for the next academic year, Fundació Sa Llavor opens the doors to a new art project: a school of contemporary crafts where the teachers who most inspire us in Mallorca will teach you their craft, their vision and their art. A school where inspiration, creativity, working in a circle, with your hands, sharing, will allow you to learn not only from others but also from yourself, and at the same time, contribute to the change of the economic and social model, moving towards a more sustainable world. We will start walking this summer with @silvinamoschinitextil and her intensive tapestry course, where you can learn her art first hand, experiment and enhance your creativity through the language of tapestry. The course will be taught in July. During the month of July there will also be intensive introductory courses of llata, with Antonella Farris and Cèlia Prats. You will learn the process and the value of working together in a circle. Find out the details at @laescuelaartesana or write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday 29th at 6:00 p.m. we are waiting for you on the occasion of the presentation of “Alrededor”, a book of poetry and painting with which Edicions Sa Llavor is premiered. Come and enjoy an inspiring evening in the garden with live music, poetry reading, and an exhibition of the works created for the book.
When I discovered Fukuoka's book Seeds in the desert I understood that I had to unlearn everything I knew to date about the land and its management. I come from a family of peasants and I started in traditional agriculture, then I worked as a gardener in houses of great pretensions where the most important thing was to have flowers and green grass in summer even if it was 40 degrees and it had not rained for two months. The life that exists in the subsoil and how it manifests itself on the surface is what occupies my interest now. Man tends to simplify things. When we see a forest we only see the trees, but a forest is much more than that. Under the layer of earth there is a whole world: viruses, bacteria, fungi ... A world that maintains a symbiotic relationship with the forest and thanks to which it survives. The fungi that inhabit the surface of the earth communicate all the trees with each other, allowing the roots to access water and nutrients, even in times of drought, as in a kind of network invisible to our eyes but vital for the subsistence of the forest. Traditional agriculture attacks this entire ecosystem invisible to the eyes. The land where Sa Llavor has projected the Forest is little more than a barren land, overgrazed by sheep and in which the plows have destroyed all this microbiological wealth. I was interested in being part of this project to be able to apply all the years of reading and training in regenerative agriculture and try to make life return to this almost desert piece of land. The field today is an industry, the plants survive because they are artificially fed with manures and fertilizers. Fukuoka had several apprentices under him. He fed them a bowl of rice and told them to go out and find the herbs to complete the dish. Actually everything is out there, what we have to do is train our eyesight and change the perspective with which we interpret nature.