“BECOME THE PAINTING” The indigenous people have always understood that art is a powerful meditation technique. Art as meditation opens the information gateways of the right-brain hemisphere’s non-linear domains. In what El Kalinado calls Paintidation, the spiritual artist enters a state of creative flow, allowing for a return to the realms of magic, the symbolic and the inner child’s sense of space.

This unique journey into spiritual art especially focuses on the use of earth-based materials, amidst by the pristine forest surrounding Bahay Kalipay Retreat Center near the beach in Puerto Princesa in Palawan

Come and join us from 15-19 May 2017!

About El Kalinado
El Kalinado, recognized early for his exceptional art aptitude, was invited to join the Drawing Academy at the young age of 12. He went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the University of Luminy; he then move to Canada to study at the University of Victoria and do post graduate studies the Emily Carr College of Art. in 1982, he opened an Art Studio in Victoria, Canada and taught regular art classes. El has been exhibiting his work internationally and his paintings and sculptures are found in many private and public collections. For the last 16 years, El has been involved and practicing and teaching alternative healing, meditation and kundalini yoga. These have profondly changed his perspective on Art. Some of his latest paintings on Tyvek, produced in the Philippines will be offered for sale at Bahay Kalipay ($1500.00 each).

COST SUMMARY & GENERAL SCHEDULE:

5D/4N:
499 USD – Early Bird Rate*
*Early bird rate applies if payment and registration is made 30 days before arrival.

Check-in time: 9:00am / Check-out time: 4:00pm Orientation: 10:00am or 4:00pm Classes: 10:30am – 1:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm

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PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:
– Art tools and materials needed for the program
– 20 sheets TYVEK PAPER.
It is mould resistant and can’t be torn. It also can be rolled and unrolled without the “spring” effect normal paper has. This is ideal for this course so that the participants can take back their paintings in a small plastic tube. These paintings can be hung directly, without framing.

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
– Airport 2-way transfer
– Accommodation at Bahay Kalipay (contact us for rates)
– 3 scrumptious raw vegan meals
– Green smoothies and snacks
– Yoga classes

PAINTIDATION SCHEDULE

DAY 1
10 am Welcoming ceremony : Blessing of the participants and the tools ( paint, paper and brushes)
10:30 Tools presentation and learning eco-friendly procedures (avoiding any paint in the drain)
11:00 “PAINTIDATION” meditation and painting with water on specially-coated material
14:00 to 15:00 Free flow painting on Tyvek (unbreakable paper)
16:00 to 17:30 painting in nature
19:30 Show and tell: Positive criticism

DAY 2
5:30 to 6:30 meditation and painting on the beach
7;00 to 8:30 Yoga
10;00 to 12:30 Earth pigment extraction and mixing
14:00 to 17;30 free flow painting
19;30 Show and tell: Positive criticism

DAY 3
5:30 to 6:30 meditation and painting on the beach
7;00 to 8:30 Yoga
10;00 to 12:30 Fan painting
14:00 to 17;30 Mandala painting
19;30 Show and tell: Positive criticism

DAY 4
5:30 to 6:30 meditation and painting on the beach
7;00 to 8:30 Yoga
10;00 to 12:30 painting on location
2:00 to 3:00 Show and tell: Positive criticism
3:15 to 20:00 Nature trip and painting, including CHOCOLATE PAINTING!

DAY 5
5:30 to 6:30 paintidation on the beach using found materials (seaweed, leaves, sand, water…)
7;00 to 8:30 Yoga
10;00 to 12:30 painting on location
14:00 to 17;30 free flow painting
19;30 Show and tell: Positive criticism
20:00 Closing ceremony

The course is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. The cost including all materials is US $ 499. Meals and accommodation and yoga package are paid seperately to Bahay Kalipay.

Your stay can be extended before and after the course to suit your needs.

Extra Tykek paper can be purchased if needed. TYVEK PAPER It is mould resistant and can’t be torn. It also can be rolled and unrolled without the “spring” effect normal paper has. This is ideal for this course so that the participants can take back their paintings in a small plastic tube. These paintings can be hung directly, without framing. 20 sheets will be provided for each participant.

FOOD
The meals, all high on organic raw food, prepared with Love, will be provided by Bahay Kalipay:
9:00 Breakfast
11:00: Green Smoothie
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Snack
18:00: Dinner

 

Additional (if applicable):

  • For additional day or late check in, please enquire for rates.
  • For PayPal payments, add 5% of the total amount

Optional (please add to total bill if applicable):

  • Private room/huts: please enquire for rates and availability

The rates we are currently offering are early bird discounted rates and are valid if you make full payment 30 days before arrival – otherwise regular rates apply. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you would like to proceed to make a booking by emailing bahaykalipayretreats@gmail.com