Ancient Greece and its search for beauty, balance and harmony in art, has been the source of inspiration for this clay modelling process, carried out with the third cycle of Primary Education. This journey back in time begins in 1250 BC, creating a bas-relief inspired by the legendary Lion Gate, access to the acropolis of Mycenae. We continue the journey modelling the forms of the Greek orders; Doric, Ionic and Corinthian, three styles of columns that show the subtle and elegant sense present in the Hellenic world. We could not forget the beautiful ceramics with their different and stylized designs, so we modelled amphora, kilix and other vessels, decorating them with Greek techniques and styles. We culminated the journey with the group construction of a miniature temple, based on the sanctuary of Égina and the Parthenon, consecrated to Athena and a symbol of perfect harmony.
The word is an art in each of the sounds emitted; like music is an art in each of the notes played. The Odyssey, Homer's epic poem, has been a source of inspiration for the process of poetic creation and art of the word carried out with the third cycle of Primary Education. Inspired by the characters from the Odyssey we have created an epic group poem. Through listening and movement, we have prepared the poem for recitation, thus activating the imaginative world.
The art school of ses Madones de sa Llata is a school dedicated to Mallorcan palm heart crafts that pays tribute to Ses Madones de sa Llata, a group of artisans from Capdepera who after retirement dedicated themselves to recovering this craft that they learned from their mothers and grandmothers as children. They have taught us the trade, their art, their way of working in a circle and above all, they have taught us their wise way of seeing life. With this school we want to transmit what Ses Madones have taught us, contribute to keeping this craft alive in Mallorca, so that there are new generations of artisans on the island who continue to carry out this beautiful trade and transmit values to society that help us to have a more natural, calmer life, in which we can be more connected with ourselves and our environment. We are Antonella and Araceli, and you can find us on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings giving llata classes at the Fundació Sa Llavor. If you are curious and you want to try it, you can write to us at email@example.com and we will give you the information of the next courses that will begin in April.
I live in a quiet home with my husband and my son Adrián, surrounded by nature, two dogs, two cats, and some magical beings that wink at me hidden among the plants in the garden and that occasionally appear in an illustration. When I was little, with a mind overflowing with fantasy and imagination, I looked out into my surroundings looking for that magic, convinced that it was hidden among trees and roots or in the attic of an old Castilian house. But as I grew up, that world was fading and becoming more conventional; university studies, city life, office work,... But my soul had other plans for me, and my life began to turn: travel, love, adventures, personal growth, spirituality, nature, art, motherhood ... And today, from the sum of all my experiences, from the strength and creativity that I discover every day in my family, in my love and respect for nature, I reconnect with that world of magic and possibilities that I looked at as a child. From there comes the story of "La Semilla", which also gives me the possibility of accompanying my son, and all those who want to see this story, in learning the values of life and human qualities, and to invite through the beauty and delicacy of the illustrations at the natural rhythm of childhood. I create the stories from my imagination, with feelings or sensations that pass to the brush and come to life in the drawing. The publication of this story, after a process of learning and growth, allows me to share a part of my inner world. If you want to know a little more about my work, you can visit my Instagram: @lom_n_co
On Friday, during the Almond Blossom Festival, a large round bullet of meadow grasses awaited us in the forest. The boys and girls rolled it to the lowest part of the field and discovered how much fun it was to push it, climb on top, and balance as the bullet advanced. They then developed it by creating a yellow path of dried herbs that they used to roll over and throw straw at each other. This dry grass path, which will be protected with a fence, will enrich the earth of the forest. And from the seeds it contains, herbs and flowers will be born. With the rains, the straw will decompose contributing organic matter to the earth, future food for the forest. If it rains enough, during this spring and in the following year, various types of grain (rye, wheat, barley) and flowers such as wild marigold, daisies or mustard could be born.
On Friday, February 19th, took place the traditional Almond Blossom Festival. During these dates, the fields are dressed in festivity and the almond trees are embellished with their best clothes, painting the landscape a luminous white. To celebrate this, all the children was dressed up with themes related to nature and the beings that inhabit it.