Wool + Paper Felting Journey
Lima, Cuzco + Sacred Valley, Peru
With Artists Eva Camacho + Ania Gilmore
Tour Dates: September 8-19, 2017
Eva Camacho received a BA in Musical Education from the University of Cordoba, Spain and a BM in Music Education/Piano from the Conservatory of Music in Cordoba, Spain, studied Surface Design at the Art League in Alexandria, VA, studied with numerous textile and felt masters from all around the world. Her work is currently being sold in 20 different galleries and stores across the United States. Her work has been published in Martha Stewart Living Magazine, “Worldwide Colours of Felt” and “Contemporary Fiber: Wearable Art and Jewelry”.
Ania Gilmore received received BFA with honors in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, studied printmaking, book art and fibers at the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in United States, Europe, Australia and Korea, and is included in numerous public and private collections.
Release your creativity and immerse yourself in a 5 day felting and Joomchi workshop with Spanish artist Eva Camacho, and Polish artist Ania Gilmore. Eva will introduce you to traditional wool felting and guide you to make your own painterly surfaced personalized vest. Ania will introduce you to Joomchi, the traditional Korean way of making textured mulberry handmade paper. You will make a flat wall paper piece and a Joomchi necklace matching your vest.
You are here to experience creativity working from intuition where in the end of this workshop you will participate in a casual photo-shoot in local surroundings to capture the beauty of the place and your artistic journey.
The first leg of our journey brings us to Lima, and Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, a Peruvian-owned hotel, sophisticated, first class, and modern while infused with local cultural. Its outstanding location in the heart of Lima’s main commercial and cultural area is within walking distance to fabulous restaurants and boutiques. Lima is a proud and storied city, surrounded by more than you expect –by a rich past and elegant present, both beautifully on display and perfectly complementary. Imbued with history, surrounded by art, and infused with modernity, this is our home in Lima.
For the next seven days, our home-away-from-home; Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Inca – in the City of Kings. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, edged by mountains, and flanked by history, your hotel is more than a place to lay your heads; it’s a place that tells a story. The story of the Inca.
Finally, we travel to Cusco, to the house and home of the Incan gods. To the Sacred City, once and forever capital to one of the world’s greatest Pre-Columbian empires. To the center of the tourist world in Peru, Machu Picchu, and to a bustling town where scenic streets show both indigenous and colonial influence. Where exquisite temples cast their shadow over modern mansions. Where Andean produce comes alive in fine cuisine.
Welcome to the once-epicenter of the Inca Empire. To a country of contrasts, where cutting-edge high-rises stand beside 18th century churches; where modern fusion cuisine takes cues from ingredients used for millennia; and where Peruvians proudly wear the patterned textiles of peoples past.
This is Peru, a place of vast beauty and millenary culture. This is a place where visitors experience living history – experience the story of humanity, traversing the centuries, traveling back more than 5,000 years, to the dawn of modern civilization.
What’s left: etched petroglyphs and ancient cities, majestic ruins and the footprints of the ages. Natural wonders and manmade marvels, curated museums and rural fields. What’s left is today’s Peru, a country dotted with incredible sites and amazing cities, indigenous markets and beautiful timeworn villages.
We’re traveling to Lima, the City of Kings: a colonial wonder of Spanish architecture, where we’ll peruse incredible art, dine on incredible food, and visit incredible markets.
We’re visiting Cusco, a colorful melting pot that serves as the gateway to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. We’ll climb up the mountain to this lost city, dubbed one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, where we’ll learn about ancient ways of life and living.
And we’re spending the bulk of our time in the Sacred Valley of the Inca, a scenic space where alpaca roam and old markets flourish, where temples still stand and ruins beg to be explored.
Welcome to Peru.
Swathed in 5,000 years of human history,
Wrapped in the wisdom of the centuries,
Peru stands as guardian.
Guardian and protector,
To ancient techniques,
To the knowledge of our ancestors,
And to the textiles that make our hearts sing.
Peru welcomes us.
Peru invites us.
Peru bids us to feel, to touch, to experience.
To explore. To discover. To create.
Come, walk in the footsteps
of the world’s first textile artists.
Harness your creativity.
Indulge your passions.
Then, turn them into art.
Group Size| 12-16 Participants
Experience| This workshop is open to all levels. Any and every curious traveler, who is interested in working with fibers, is welcome here.
Includes| 11 Nights’ Accommodations 4 Star Hotels in Peru (Lima, Sacred Valley + Cusco); In-Country Flights; Private In-Country Transportation; Tour Escort; Private Guided Excursions, Welcome + Departure Dinners; 11 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners; In-Studio Wine/Cheese Reception; Cooking Classes; Complimentary Art/Travel Journal; Art Instruction; Country + Hotel Taxes
Travel Information| Arrival Airport: Jorge Chávez International Airport Lima (LIM) | Departure Airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport Cusco (CUZ) | Airport Transfer Services Included in Package | Travel Times – Lima to Cusco: 80 minutes; Cuzco to the Sacred Valley: 90 minutes; Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, 2 hours; Machu Picchu, 40 minutes **Please note we will notify you by email when it’s time to book your international flights.
Arriving Early or Departing Later| We would be happy to assist you with hotels and transfers
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**The above tour details are an example of what to expect; the specifics may change slightly to allow for better scheduling, the inclusion of special events or life’s unknowns.