We Offer -
Painting program - found pigments and ecological paper. Ceramics program – Learn directly from the artisans of the Chazutino and Lamista culture. Sculpture trail - Public path to a viewpoint of national park Cordillera Escalera. Photography program - Explore conservation areas and indigenous Quechua Lamista communities.
Root experiences that give back to local communities and local guides.
We guarantee authentic off-track experiences.
Found pigments and ecological paper
In this program, you will collect and prepare your own natural pigments. Meet Geens Archenti, Tarapoto born natural pigment painter and visionary artists.
Learn how to make ecological paper in the indigenous town of Chazuta, using fast-growing resources such as the pulp of banana trees, coconut, among others.
The idea of this program is to learn how to develop our craft using materials collected locally.
Visit an indigenous community where you will learn how to make a basic ceramic bowl from clay collected locally and fix your ceramics on a traditional shuntu fire.
Trina Brammah will help you realize your art in the studio using natural pigments.
Explore nature conservation areas and indigenous communities
There is so much to see in the district of San Roque De Cumbaza. Waterfalls, hidden nature spots with clear rivers, medicinal springs, and viewpoints of protected national parks. Indigenous communities are still rich in cultural heritage, many reasons to visit.
We are developing this photography program for artists that would like to explore more outside the studio.
Javier Quintana is a photographer living in San Roque. There are three sections of the photography courses: Portraits - In the indigenous village of Avinacion, in a documentary realistic style.
Night shots - Long exposure and night exploration.
Nature photography - In the national park Cordillera Escalera.
After your course with Javier, if you would like to experiment with all the techniques you have learned - Journey to the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Where you can see pink dolphins, monkeys, reptiles and many birds. Journeying for 5 Days along river staying in cabins along the way. Daniel Lerner will be your guide.
Learn directly from the artisans of the Chazutino and Lamista culture
A unique opportunity for ceramicists to develop a creative project - out of the control of a ceramics workshop. You will learn an ancient technique of making ceramics more immediate and organic. We do not have a ceramics kiln at the center but there are earth kilns in neighboring indigenous communities. Also, you can experiment with firing work on a traditional Shuntu fire, using natural pigments to paint your work and natural resins to seal your pots. Have a go at building your own clay kiln. This is a creative program where you will experiment using simple and ancient techniques.
Contribute to the national park Cordillera Escallera.
The theme of the sculpture trail is ‘Conservation Land Art.’ At Sachaqa we believe in the importance of ecotourism which is beneficial for the economic development and empowerment of local people.
Develop your sculpture using natural materials found in the area. Traditional houses before cement were made using the 'Quincha' technique. There are many local builders who can show you this traditional and ecological method, which you can introduce into sculpture. With Cana Brava (a small type of bamboo,) grass and earth, and a type of bark for tying.
There are many materials to use and we can help you develop your ecological ideas into a sculpture that local people and tourists can enjoy.
Combined Arts Program
Courses in: Documentary photography, painting with found pigments and indigenous ceramics.
Walks to: Huacamaillo Waterfall and Anakiwi clear river springs and national park Cordillera Escalera- sculpture trail.
Documentary Photography - explore conservation areas and indigenous communities with Javier Quintana
Found Pigment Painting - with ecological painter Trina Brammah
Indigenous Ceramics - Trip to the native community of Chunchiwi (2 hour walk)
Walks In Nature;
Huacamaillo Waterfall from the village of San Antonio.
Lookout point of the national park Cordillera Escalera - Sculpture Trail and Anakiwi clear river springs. With local guide Genrry