Natural Building Workshop

sculptor creative campWelcome to our very first Natural Building Workshop at Camino Art House! If you are enjoying to be outdoor and you are connected to nature, this might be your place. We will learn about natural building materials, creative thinking for natural building, and practice different techniques.

We will have 3 full days to finish our small projects, including making natural art pieces from natural materials found on the site. This art making will inspire us for the larger work, and will give us a lot of ideas, and help us to get know the land where we will be based for these 3 full days.

At the same time we are hosting a sculptor creative camp in the Art House, so we might be involved in the process of the art making, or the sculptors will be involved in the building, or everyone will be involved in everything 🙂

At the end, you will be fulfilled with a lot of new knowledge, the satisfaction of building new things, and surly you will be recharged from working in nature and using natural elements.

We are going to have only a small group, so we can do more, and can organize ourselves easier.
Program:
febr 26 Friday
9am-2pm – introduction, walk on the land, introduction of natural materials, collecting materials for natural art making
4pm-7pm – learning techniques and natural art making
dinner time: planning the building for the next day
febr 27 Saturday
8am – yoga
10am-2pm – building
4pm-7pm – building
dinner time: camp fire
febr 28 Sunday
8am – yoga
10am – 2pm – building
4pm-7pm – finishing building, sharing experiences, evolution the projects

Contribution for the workshop:

including 2 nights at Camino Art House, all the food and the workshops 80€

Words and Actions – Writing, improvisation and acting workshop

Welcome to Words and Actions, a unique self-development workshop in literature and theater improvisation.

February 26-28, 2021

improvisationDuring the sessions, our experts will offer advice and guided activities to develop your writing and acting abilities. The weekend culminates with short performances and readings. The beautiful surroundings of San Mateo provide the perfect environment to get creative, spontaneous, and playful. You will improve your writing and your self-expression, which could help you focus better on your creative work. All meals and accommodation are included. Vegan options available.
Join us for these active and thoughtful two days to Camino Art House in Vega de San Mateo, and discover your words and actions!
Our writing instructor Philip Charter (UK), will teach us practical techniques for writing and literature-creation. Václav Wortner (CZE), improvisation teacher, will be responsible for acting and theatrical improvisation sessions, and Bea Baltavari (HU), will be guiding the meditation and Yoga sessions.
Philip Charter is a British writer and teacher who lives abroad. His work has been featured in over thirty publications and in 2021, he won the Loft Short Story competition. Foreign Voices, his debut short fiction collection, was released in 2018. Philipcharter.com
Václav Wortner discovered improvisation in 2012, and steered his life fully towards theatre in all its forms. He studied devising acting at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, working on solo performances, clowning and acrobatics. He studied longform improv at iO Chicago. As one of Us boys who go out together and member of Bafni ensemble he performs regularly in the Czech Republic and at international improv festivals in Europe (Tallinn, Tampere – Finland, Amsterdam, Nancy – France). Václav has been leading improv workshops for actors and improv trainings for corporate clients in the last three years in the Czech Republic, Colombia, Hungary, France, Ukraine, Estonia and the USA.
Bea Baltavari has been teaching Hatha Yoga for 8 years. In 2021 she is becoming a Vipassana Meditation instructor as well. She prefers to lead small groups, and always brings attention on personal needs and communication while teaching. She founded Camino Art House in 2015.
The Program
26 Feb – Friday
5 pm – Check in, introductions
7 pm – Guided cave meditation
8 pm – Dinner. Stories around the campfire. Reading from Philip, and all the other participants.
27 Feb – Saturday
8 am – Yoga
9 am – Breakfast
10 am-12 am – Writing workshop – Idea generation and writing from prompts.
12 am-2 pm – Acting workshop – Improvisation in acting, how to get started
2 pm-3.30 pm – Lunch break
4 pm-6 pm – Acting workshop – Rehearsal for performances. Direction and tips.
6 pm-8 pm – Free time, self-study time
8 pm – Dinner
After dinner reading of work and discussion
28 Feb – Sunday
8 am – Yoga
9 am – Breakfast
10-12 am – Writing workshop – How to create great characters.. Complete a character questionnaire and conduct interviews.
12-2pm – Acting workshop – How to bring a character to life. Physical and verbal techniques.
2pm – 3.30pm – Lunch break
3:30 – 5:30pm – How to edit and improve your work? Individual feedback from tutors.
5.30 pm – Presenting the final show, evaluation, feedback.
7pm – End of program

OPEN CALL FOR SCULPTORS! – “Don’t find me, i am in love”

Welcome to Camino, welcome to Wonderland!

If you are a sculptor who is interested in applying nature into art, and happy to work outdoor, and you are an artist who loves to integrate his/her work into an outdoor environment, and are looking for a creative place and inspiration to work, we are looking for you, please keep reading!

valle del mirelesWe are very lucky in Camino Art House to own a very large Land around the house. Imagine a valley with wild plants, fruit trees, rocks and caves, falcon families are crossing the blue sky. Hundreds of birds are calling you to take a walk in the wild land. Here is a bench, there is a swing, and so many secret hideaway places. This is where you will place your work. We are inviting you to create in Camino Art House. We offer you accommodation, a little food, and large space to work. We are also happy to help you with materials. At the end of the creating period we organize an open air exhibition from your works, that will find their new home somewhere in the valley.
Contribution for the whole program (accommodation, food and helping with materials (after personal discussion) is 75 €, which has to be paid when application is accepted.
The creating period will be: 22nd Febr – 6th March

Exhibition opening: 7th March

Exhibition: 7th March – 7th April.

To apply please send your curriculum, motivation and portfolio to caminoarthostel@gmail.com, more info on the same e-mail or +34633339903 (whatsapp too).
Hope to see many of you soon!

Open Call for Artists – “My Nest”

playing with kids

Perhaps more than ever before, we as people have a powerful desire to return to a NEST,
a sacred, divine, holy place where we feel safe and secure, where we feel powerful, where we feel home. Each and every of us has a place like this, a real, pure, loving and caring environment to become isolated, to recharge and to be loved.

Have you found yours?

We are inviting you to reveal your NEST to the world! The contours of your NEST are limitless. It can be a photo of a real or a symbolic place, it can be a painting, a collage, or a sculpture, a textile, paper, or wood, and beyond. We want you to manifest and free yourself from your precious bubble, and to be proud of your hiding place, the sweet confines that protect you and have been protecting you in these unique times of history.
playing on old tree
Maybe you have not discovered your nest (yet). We challenge you to IMAGINE ONE! To create one! and to share your dream with us! Every nest is a majestic one within itself.

So, we are accepting every type and variety of art piece(s), made with any kind of technique and material, in any size and shape. You can send your work in digital format to caminoarthostel@gmail.com, or bring the original until the 15th February (9pm) to Camino Art Hostel, or we have an address too in Las Palmas.
nesting on the shore

Each and every art piece will be presented. The jury will choose one artwork in each creative category (e.g visual, graphic, plastic arts..). The artists of the chosen pieces are welcome to our Artist Residency program in 2021.
“The Nest” exhibition will be held at Camino Art Hostel, from the 22nd of February, about the opening event we will inform the public later.

We are inviting artists from all around planet Earth, you don’t need to be resident on Gran Canaria to apply.

Free movement and Free dance workshop at Camino

Welcome to our Free movement, and Free dance workshops at our small hostel in the green hills of Gran Canaria in Camino Art House.
This is an event where you will open up, learn about your body, relax and get inspired by free movement and music or silence. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience with dancing, you don’t need any, or if you have, use it and put all your knowledge into a new direction.
Have you ever experienced that when you feel good in you body, you feel better in your head and in your heart too? When your moves are easy and you are just flowing, somehow things get into their places around you? This is a perfect state to come up with new ideas, to create unexpected things, to finish long overdue work, or just be happy in your body.
We are inviting you to learn how to balance your moves, how to free your moves and how to create your perfect body state for yourself.
The Free movement and Free dance workshop in Camino will be held some very amazing people: Marijana Kondres (HR) dance lover and 5 element dance instructor, Ylenia Álvarez (ES) dance and intimicy instructor, Kristof Rona (HU) hatha yoga instructor. Program co-ordinator and meditaion: Bea (HU) hatha yoga instructor and inspirator.
They will teach you how to use your body, and put it in a comfortable, natural position, in the centre of your existence, where you can find your freedom, your free flow and confidence.
And when you find all these, you will find amazing things: you will find joy, freedom, creativity, and power. Power to bring your ideas alive, to communicate with ease and understand others better. Your attention will open and your focus will sharpen. This is a perfect event for you if you want to relax, release stress, move your body and soul, reconnect to yourself, learn new methods of self-care, re-freshen your energy flow or get inspired.

Program:
Jan 15. Friday
6pm – arrival / introduction – choosing your topic
7pm – meditation – in the cave, with Bea
We invite you to a mediation session in one of our natural caves. These caves are perfectly silent, and perfect little spaces to switch off from reality and bring your focus to your inner peace. You will learn that being still is actually helping the flow of the movement and also help you to get know your body.
8 pm – dinner / camp fire
Jan 16. Saturday
8am – warming up, yoga, meditation and bringing your focus to your topic
9am – breakfast
10am – 5Rhythms dance with Marijana
Here we detail the five Rhythms that all forms of dance and creative movement have in common: body, action, space, time and energy. Each element will wake up a different energy and give you new insights about your life.
No previous experience necessary and neither to be a dancer.

12am – Dance and confidence with Ylenia
Ylenia will guide you through your doubts and show you the way how you can free yourself, let your emotions drive your body, and express yourself without words .
We will move and dance in the safety and beauty of the valley, connecting to ourselves, and to our surroundings. We let our truest dance express itself without pressure, without going after it, it appears when we sink into ourselves. Nature will always hold us with her earthy smells, poetry, silence, sounds and open arms. Welcome to a different dance, your truest dance, to a deep connection with nature and therefore: yourself. No previous experience nor being a dancer necessary.

1.30pm – lunch
3pm – movement and balance with Kris
When you find balance in your body, you will find balance in your world. There are specific way to learn to bring balance in your body and mind. Kris will teach you how to practice these. How to come from one balanced state to another balanced pose, how to move with confidence to reach your own balance. This is a perfect practice to learn about yourself, to see where you actually need the balance in your body and state of mind in this period of your life.
5pm – Playful Movements with Bea, Ylenia and Kris
Playing is a natural source of joy. Playing with your body is one of the earliest actions we learn as a baby, but how we grow we forget this joy. This is a good time to remember, and learn again how to play with our body. We will roll, jump, turn up side down, throw and catch things, and figure out how to connect to others with confidence, and joy.
7pm – sharing and processing experiences – we will talk about what we have learnt and how did you own topic developed
Of course, beside the leaded actions, as always, there will be healthy snacks, good company and inspiring vibes during the full workshop.
Contribution

For the full program, one night (Friday) at Camino and the meals we are asking your contribution of 45 euros. There is also optional to have dinner on Saturday, and sleep over in Camino, which is an extra 15 euros. but you can also catch the bus in the night hours on Saturday at 9.30pm or 11pm to get back to Las Palmas.

Art Sale for a new washing machine

Dears!
We need a new washing machine, this is very essential, and well, honestly saying, a bit urgent too 🙂 You know that situation now with all this virus flying around is not easy, and we are lacking of funds. So we came up with the idea to sell some of our great arts, these paintings are from friends who are supporting our projects and are happy to offer their artworks for sale, so we can have a new family member. Yes, we do treat our washing machine as a family, we have to, and you all know this 🙂
Anyways, please have a look at these paintings and consider to buy them from us. This would help us a lot! We need to have 300 euros extra in 3 days, so please don’t think too much! If you don’t need them, please buy them for someone who you love and would be happy to hang them on their walls. They are really worth for that!
Smaller paintings (20x20cm) would be 20€ + delivery cost, larger ones 30€ + delivery cost.
To look at the paintings please go to Discussions.
So… ready, steady, go!

Design Workshop at Camino Art House

Design, creativity, fashion, self-expression, idea boosting, up-cycling —- if these words are calling you, this is your program!
Welcome to our very first designer workshop at Camino Art House. We are so lucky to host Laura at our little art house. She will guide you through all the cloths making steps from the beginning till the end, at least for those chosen pieces that will be part of the workshop: skirts, tops, bags.
By participating on the workshop you will learn from the beginning: how to use the sewing machine with confidence and until learn how to start to design and actually make your own clothes, accessories or even patterns.
Lets see what else will be happening when you are not focusing on sewing:
Designer line
– brainstorming about your own ideas and how to realize them
– talking about design, and how to clear the idea of designing clothes
– learning about sewing patterns: how to draw and individualize them to your own style
Leisure line
– eating: you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner – all vegan
– evening chilling: camp fire with music
– morning tea/coffee on the patio and listening to the birds
– walk in our magical land, discover the view points
– you can sleep in cave, if you wish
The program
Friday
Evening: arrival
20.00 – camp fire, discussing about what would you like to learn from the workshop, what your interest is, what do you expect, snacks
Saturday
7.30am – coffee and tea on the patio, listening to the birds
8.00 – breakfast – oat and fruits
8.30 – 10.30 – workshop, the machine, materials, techniques, tricks
11.00-13.00 – workshop, introducing your own project
Lunch break – vegies, rice, humus
15.00-17.00 – workshop
17.00-21.00 – individual practice, working on your own project
Dinner/camp fire/music – vegie soup, bread
Sunday
7.30am – Coffee and tea on the patio
8.00 – breakfast, oat and fruits
8.30-10.30 – working on your project
11.00 – 13.00 – working on your project
Lunch break – pasta
15.00-17.00 – finishing your project
17.00-19.00 – presenting your project, sharing experiences, conclusions
Includes:
2 nights
6 meals
10 hours learning
8 hours interactive discussions
Evening programs
Amazing nature around
Good vibes
Contribution for the event is 80€/person
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Meet Laura!
My name is Laura, I am from Germany. I used to work as requisite and designer in a theater of a hotel in Fuerteventura and a lot of own fashion for staging and events.
My education as a fashion designer and dressmaker allows me to teach you on every level. Don’t worry, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to deal with a sewing machine you will learn everything from the beginning. Or if you already know how to sew clothes? Great! Let’s move forward and develop yourself with more advanced skills!
#1
Beginner course: Here you will learn basic things about sewing, how to use a sewing machine, what is important for sewing and tips and tricks to sew like a professional.
We are going to up-cycle a shirt/ sew a small bag together / you can bring your favorite cloth and we repair it together.
#2 Medium course: i teach you how personal measurement works. How sew on different kind of body proportions. We sew a shirt/ skirt/ dress togetherA . more difficult bag is also available.
#3 profi course:
We are concentrating on body measurement , how to draw and change a pattern. How you can realize every kind of fashion. From designing over the individual pattern, on direct body measurement .How you see mistakes in fit of different kind of clothes/ body forms and how to change it .
From normal fashion to extraordinary. I help you to realize your ideas.
# Also available for every kind of sewing level: a design and draw lesson. How to draw a proportional body, to work with shadows and draw like a designer.
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For more info please contact us!

Natural Movement Miniworkshop Vol2

We are very happy to welcome Eréndira Reindeer (Mex/Fin) dancer, performer, experimental theatre actress and craniosacral therapist and passionate dance teacher, to Camino Art House.
On Saturday (8th February), you can join us for a short introduction to contact dance, and enjoy free movement in our beautiful land. Eréndira will guide you through your doubts and show you the way how you can free yourself, let your emotions drive your body, and express yourself without words.
At the end of the two miniworkshops we invite you to a mediation session in one of our natural caves. These caves are perffectly silent, and perfect little spaces to switch off from reality and bring your focus to your inner peace.
Of course, as always, there will be healthy snacks, good company and inspiring vibes. We finish the afternoon with a magical (controlled) camp fire with live music by Gregory, our sweet guitarist and performer.
If you wish to sleep over, we give you a special price of 10€/person, but you can also catch the bus in the night hours at 9.30pm or 11pm.
TIMING:
1pm _____ Contact Improvisation on The Roof with Eréndira
We will learn our movement range, how to fall in a safe way, sharing weight with confidence, dance using different contact points of our body so we can lift, roll, and enjoy our learning, listening to our partner(s) and softness combined with a flow. No previous experience necessary and neither to be a dancer. Also apt for those who already dance CI but would like to go back to basics. We will learn by playing and having fun!
Contact Improvisation is a form of improvised dancing that has been developing internationally since 1972. It involves the exploration of one’s body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness.
2.30pm _______ Snack time and sharing experiences
4pm ___ Natural Dance and Authentic Movement Miniworkshop
We will move and dance in the safety and beauty of the valley, connecting to ourselves, and to our surroundings. In Authentic Movement we move with our eyes closed, always taken care of by a partner, and let our truest dance express itself without pressure, without going after it, it appears when we sink into ourselves.
Nature will always hold us with her earthy smells, poetry, silence, sounds and open arms. Welcome to a different dance, your truest dance, to a deep connection with nature and therefore: yourself. No previous experience nor being a dancer necessary.
6pm _______ Cave Mediation
7pm _________ Music, Camp Fire, Snacks

Contribution for the whole event is 15€

Natural Movement Miniworkshop and Cave Meditation at Camino

We are very happy to welcome Eréndira Reindeer (Mex/Fin) dancer, performer, experimental theatre actress and craniosacral therapist and passionate dance teacher, to Camino Art House.
On Wednesday (22nd January), you can join us for a short introduction to contact dance, and enjoy free movement in our beautiful land. Eréndira will guide you through your doubts and show you the way how you can free yourself, let your emotions drive your body, and express yourself without words.
At the end of the two miniworkshops we invite you to a mediation session in one of our natural caves. These caves are perffectly silent, and perfect little spaces to switch off from reality and bring your focus to your inner peace.
Of course, as always, there will be healthy snacks, good company and inspiring vibes. We finish the afternoon with a magical (controlled) camp fire with live music by Gregory, our sweet guitarist and performer.
If you wish to sleep over, we give you a special price of 10€/person, but you can also catch the bus in the night hours at 9.30pm or 11pm.
TIMING:
1pm _____ Contact Improvisation on The Roof with Eréndira
We will learn our movement range, how to fall in a safe way, sharing weight with confidence, dance using different contact points of our body so we can lift, roll, and enjoy our learning, listening to our partner(s) and softness combined with a flow. No previous experience necessary and neither to be a dancer.
Also apt for those who already dance CI but would like to go back to basics. We will learn by playing and having fun!
Contact Improvisation is a form of improvised dancing that has been developing internationally since 1972. It involves the exploration of one’s body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness.
2.30pm _______ Snack time and sharing experiences
4pm ___ Natural Dance and Authentic Movement Miniworkshop
We will move and dance in the safety and beauty of the valley, connecting to ourselves, and to our surroundings. In Authentic Movement we move with our eyes closed, always taken care of by a partner, and let our truest dance express itself without pressure, without going after it, it appears when we sink into ourselves.
Nature will always hold us with her earthy smells, poetry, silence, sounds and open arms. Welcome to a different dance, your truest dance, to a deep connection with nature and therefore: yourself. No previous experience nor being a dancer necessary.
6pm _______ Cave Mediation
7pm _________ Music, Camp Fire, Snacks

Contribution for the whole event is 10€

Earth Days at Camino Art House

Do you dream about spending a few days connected to Nature around Christmas? This is your chance!

We are happy to invite you to spend two days at Camino Art House and do yoga, listen to music and connect to Earth. You will be able to learn about local plants, help in building shelters in the land, participate in handpan meditation and eat nice food made of local ingredients from the local market.

You can come only for a day, but feel free to book with us and stay over in our 90 years old farmhouse, or one of our cave rooms.

Here is the program:

20 December, Friday

  • from 4 pm arrival, landscape art-making, learning techniques
  • 7 pm – dinner (vegan)
  • 8 pm – sound bath in the cave
  • campfire

21 December, Saturday

  • 7.30 am – morning sound bath with yoga
  • 9 am – breakfast
  • 10 – 12 – Flora walk in the land, picking snacks
  • 12 pm – lunch
  • 2 pm landscape art-making, learning about permaculture
  • 7 pm – dinner (vegan)
  • 8 pm – music and wine

22 December, Sunday

  • 7.30 am – morning sound bath with yoga
  • 9 am – breakfast
  • finishing art/building projects
  • 1 pm lunch
  • free time, goodbye

Contributions:

stay over: 10€/night/person

one day: 15€ / person – including workshops, yoga, music and food on a full day (not including accommodation)

half day: 10€ / person – including workshops, yoga, music and food on a half-day (not including accommodation)

all days: 22€ / person – including workshops, yoga, music and food on all  days (not including accomodation)

Info and booking:

caminoarthostel@gmail.com

on WhatsApp: +34 633339903