During this last month, and in connection with the last period of the course that who goes through the trades, the second cycle class has carried out a project to build a clay oven. For this we have had the visit of Ilan, who has guided us throughout the process. In order to carry it out, they have gone through different stages where mathematics, physics, chemistry, modelling and construction have been worked: -First, the students were familiarized with the natural ingredients by testing the soil they were going to use and making the so-called “cookies”. -They learned about the correct amounts: the proportion of soil, sand and straw. -They worked the mud with their feet and learned to build with it. -They learned the ecological insulation method. -They worked in teams dividing the work and assuming responsibilities. All the students really enjoyed the work, they were highly motivated at all times and they gave themselves to the task with enthusiasm.
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
2020 was a particular year that offered us many good things, one of the most appreciated was Time, time to be able to enjoy our children and everything we wanted, that precious time made it possible to materialize a project that had been in my mind for a long time. The need to take care of our children, in such a strange moment for them, was the reason that made us get down to work. In our culture we are taught many things but little about knowing how to listen to ourselves and learn to manage emotions, they taught us to clean our body in the shower, but they did not teach us to clean up a frustration or a bad thought. Reeelaaax aims to offer tools to parents and teachers in the best way we know how to do it: on the one hand José Gabarda, musician and high school teacher and on the other, myself, with experience in the world of yoga and different oriental medicines. This is how Reeelaaax, an album of guided meditations for children of all ages, was born and we did it our mother tongue, Catalan. I like to think that more than guided meditations are tools to use in different situations, exercises that teach children to know themselves better, their body, their emotions, their thoughts, their breathing ... and to find well-being through them. An experience that they can also do and share with their parents and thus create a magical moment that gives them a special bond. Every detail has been created from the heart, with a lot of love and enthusiasm and so we launched it, hoping to do our bit and help. The idea was to be able to offer Reeelaaax to everyone, so you can find it both on free platforms and on those where you can buy it in case you want to support the project and help it grow. I hope you enjoy it!
Traveling changed my life, getting to know new places and different cultures made me realize that everything is possible and that not even the sky has limits. My name is Ilan, Merav's partner and father of Rumi, Libi and Eden My name in Hebrew means young tree and from there my connection with nature began. I was born in a small town, in the desert in southern Israel. Life in Israel was accompanied by constant tension, so after my mandatory military service, at the age of twenty-two, I went on a world trip. The path through this long journey introduced me to the world of tattoos that I continue to do to this day, 26 years later. There I can express my passion for art and love for the world of painting. I have been painting from a young age, I feel like I have been given a gift and I have always felt comfortable expressing myself. Painting, murals and graphic design for a publishing house were some of my first professions. A year ago the whole family moved to Costitx to make our desire to live in the countryside come true after years of very intense life in Ibiza. We discovered Sa Llavor and we felt that we had come "home". Life in Mallorca has opened many doors for me and one of them is learning green building and permaculture. It allows me to develop this connection with nature and learn the use of natural and simple materials that are literally under our feet.
Throughout history, in many cultures and traditions of the most disparate parts of the world initiation rites are performed for young people. It is a symbolic way of taking the first step towards adult life, experiencing separation and beginning to transform into an individual with an identity of their own, expressing the unique essence of each being. This is also what the sixth-grade students of Sa Llavor have done, making the journey that ends their passage through Primary Education. For three days they have walked from Son Macip to the Alaró Castle, carrying the weight of everything they need on their backs. They have slept under the stars, they have shared, they have cooked, they have suffered and they have laughed, they have found sources, they have seen incredible landscapes, they have crossed clouds, they have felt fatigue and strength and they have reached the goal.