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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Information: email@example.com (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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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: email@example.com // 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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>
We open the doors of the school, the garden and the forest with periodic meetings for the entire school community where we can meet, share and learn, in a festive atmosphere. We believe that it is a good time to take care of and strengthen ties and give strength to the Learning Community of which we are all part, families and team. Date of the first meeting: Saturday, October 30th, 2021 Proposal: Plant and sponsor a tree in the forest and shared food in the school garden Organized by: Forest Project (Pau Roig and Joana Castell)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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!