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Treasures of El Dorado

Treasures of El Dorado

With Catherine Guevara


Description

Embark on an adventure back in time to explore the marvels of ancient civilisations, and the mysterious legend of El Dorado - City of Gold.Led by Sur-Collective ceramic artist Catherine Guevara, in this six-week children's clay sculpting course we'll be engaging hands-on learning with sculpting and construction skills, pairing curiosity and imagination with creative education.

Learning the origin of the legend of El Dorado, we'll take inspiration from the mythical indigenous chief of Muisca, Zipa, who would cover himself in gold dust, offering treasures to the Guatavita Goddess.

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What you will learn

  • Experimentation will be the key to our finished results, as we learn to carve into the semi-dry surface of our creations, forming relief patterns, that will be completed with special glazes and slips.

What you will get

  • Learning the origin of the legend of El Dorado, we'll take inspiration from the mythical indigenous chief of Muisca, Zipa, who would cover himself in gold dust, offering treasures to the Guatavita Goddess.

What to bring

  • EVERYTHING is provided : )

What to wear

You might get dirty! Wear clothes to make a mess in!

Appropriate for

6 - 12 years old.

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Corban Estate Arts Centre

4.9
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The Corban Estate Arts Centre is located in Henderson, West Auckland.

We’re home to artist studios, our very own cafe, art classes for adults, youth and children, and an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events.

Set within park-like grounds amongst historic winery buildings. Open Monday to Saturday, entry is free, everybody’s welcome.

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Your Teacher

Catherine Guevara is a Colombian visual artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. Her body of work comprises education, curation, research, writing and ceramics.
An accomplished visual artist in her country of origin, she moved to Auckland to deepen her practice by further understanding the relationship between Latin American and Pacific cultures. 

As curator for the consulate of Colombia, she developed educational programmes and art workshops that aimed to help with the settlement of the Latin American community in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She’s passionate about exploring with clay. Her artist’s work examines the process of ceramic-making, imbuing layers of clay with memory and history.  

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Terms & Conditions

ADULTS, YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ENROLMENT POLICY

  • A deposit is required to secure your place and payment must be made in full to confirm your booking.
  • Cancellation by Corban Estate Arts Centre entitles the participant to a FULL REFUND.
  • Cancellation by participant up until 7 days before the workshop commences results in a transfer where possible OR full credit to be used within 6 months of cancellation date OR a full refund MINUS a 10% admin & booking fee.
  • Cancellation by participant within 7 days of the workshop commencement date results in a transfer where possible OR full credit to be used within 6 months of cancellation date OR a full refund MINUS a 30% admin & booking fee.
  • Cancellation by participant on or after the workshop commencement date results in NO refund given.
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