Programs

 

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. 

Painting Program

Found pigments and ecological paper

The idea of this program is to learn how to develop our craft using materials collected locally.

  • Short walk to an indigenous community where you will learn how to make a basic ceramic bowl from clay collected locally, paint your pot with natural colors and fire your ceramic bowl on a traditional shuntu fire. ​

  • 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. 

  • (optional) Hike to indigenous communities and exclusive nature spots looking for pigments. 

  • Learn from indigenous artisans how to make plant dyes, then how to transform the dyes into durable paint which will not biodegrade over time.

Trina Brammah will be your guide and help you realize your art in the studio using the natural pigments.  

 

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Ceramics Program


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.

 

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Sculpture Program


Contribute to the national park Cordillera Escallera.

The theme of our 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.  

 

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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.

Courses;

  • 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

 

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