Reviving the historical memory through mural painting and ceramics signage
Description: The Hostalric Castle belongs to the cultural heritage of the region. If you are into art, culture, history and its revival this workcamp is for you. The field of work that we will focus on is the recovery and revival of the historical memory of the people in the village and area that will be reflected through art and renovating ceramic plates which are part of the history of Hostalric. We will also do some work of carving wood to place the monumental trees of the municipality to create a local tour of natural place of interest . We also plan, if possible, cleaning and restoring of a small warehouse in the Castle Hostalric and renovation of some old furniture.
Type of Work: Volunteers wil do various tasks related to: production of ceramic tiles, renovating and making wooden names of the streets, creating a wooden signs for the municiaplity purposes preparing a tour around monumental trees to create a tourist place of natural interest cleaning and renovating of a small warehouse, renovating old furniture
There will be a professional artist who will explain the projects, will show the tools, the materials and the techniques that will be used. He will accompany them during the elaboration of the mural and the ceramic pieces.
Study Theme: The recovery of the names of the main street and the manufacturing of ceramic tiles will require using materials and techniques typical of handicrafts of the region. Participants wil have a great opportunity to use and develop their art and manual skills in order to preserve the local history of the place and people with the help and support of an expert in the field. As well as they will learn more about history and people of the place and natural monuments in the local surroundings.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accomodated in the Cultural Polivalent Serafí Pitarra Center. The dormitory is mixed. Pillows are provided but you should bring a sleeping bag or bed sheets. There will be separate bathrooms and toilets available.
Language: English, Spanish, Catalan
Approximate Location: Hostalric