This week at idiomART

We have an exciting week coming up with a number of great activities.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 we have 3 different events:

Conscious Connected Breathwork class with instructor Lisa Jones.
You will learn a technique that combines active meditation and guided breathwork to attain a state of altered consciousness and achieve various benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety, increased energy, presence, correct bad breathing patterns and more,
The class is from 10:30 AM to 1 PM $35


Nia Technique, also with Lisa Jones.
This is the first class in a series of 6. The Nia Technique fuses the essence of dance, martial arts and the healing arts. Benefits include improved muscle tone, greater flexibility, agility, balance, posture alignment, more vitality while creating new brain pathways. Be prepared to deepen your body’s awareness and have fun!
Classes are:
Tuesdays, Jan. 11, 18 & 25 from 9 – 10 AM
Fridays, Jan. 14, 21 & 28 from 4 – 5 PM
1 class: $10
3 classes: $25
6 classes: $50

Watercolor classes with master painter, Alberto Soriano.
In this class you will learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting including sketching, composition, use of color, how to use the brush, how much water and paint to use etc. This is a hands-on class and is a total of 24-hours taught over the course of 8 classes. There are just a couple spots available.
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 5 PM; starting Jan. 11 and ending Feb. 3
Cost is $240

Friday, Jan. 14 we have a Folk Art Painting Class with Michele Catino!
You will learn how to create images and patterns and paint them onto a serving tray. We will provide the paint, brushes and trays, however, if you prefer to use your own paints/brushes, feel free to bring them. There will be light snacks, hot coffee and tea.
10 AM – 1 PM. $35

Saturday, Jan. 15 we have two events:

Saturday Salon: Chola Cuencana.
Berenice Cárdenas will join us again for another interesting and informative Saturday Salon about the local culture in Cuenca and the Azuay province. In this session you will learn about a popular local figure known as the Chola Cuencana and her partner El Cholo. Every day we see these traditional people walking along the streets of Cuenca, at the markets, and in the country side. However, they are more than a social class or folkloric figure that many locals and foreigners mistakenly call “indigenous people.” There is a whole history of racial and cultural exchanges between Europe and the New World during the colonial era that has affected their traditional clothing on through to today.
10:30 AM. $10

Art in the Garden with Alberto!
Join us for an afternoon of creative fun! Have you been working on a piece but something’s just not right? Do you want to make art but aren’t sure where to begin? Are you looking for a creative setting to meet new people and learn something new? Bring your art supplies (any medium) and come create with Alberto in the garden! Don’t have art supplies? Don’t worry! Just let us know and we’ll make sure you have everything you need. Alberto will be available to give advice, feedback and encouragement. He’ll also be painting himself, so you can watch a master at work. We will have light snacks and the bar will be open. The first glass of wine is on us!
2 – 5 PM. $20

As always, we have our CCC Spanish classes as well. We offer group, pairs and individual classes. Pay for 2 months of classes and you’ll receive a 10% discount!

All of our classes are held on our outdoor patio in the garden. We have plenty of fresh air and space so nobody feels cramped. We are keeping the numbers low as well so each class has very few spaces available.

To register, please contact Sarah HB at: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Later on in the month we have more exciting activities such as a mosaic workshop, videomaking for social media class, live art demo with Alberto Soriano, Garden Sessions concert and Spanish Conversation Club…stay tuned for more details!

We look forward to seeing you at idiomART!

The week of Jan. 10 – 15, 2022, prices vary, idiomART is located at: Presidente Cordova, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega (diagonal from Coral Centro downtown), Cuenca.

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

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