Contributed by: AnonymousI have received this from two good friends, Karen Coffee and Cheryl Jackson Klein who live in Gorgona and Corona Beaches. I want to pass this on to you as this probably will be of interest to all of us. It is very close to our community and something more to do. There will be a grand opening of a new "Center for the Arts" that is now opening in SAN CARLOS, which is just ten minutes past Coronado. I have not seen it yet, but it may be something to look at while you are in the area. Maybe if you have a skill that can be provided to others you could inquire about possibly contibuting to their list of courses, classes, making your skills available to others...giving you something other to do then just enjoying retirement. You can see more detailed information by visiting their website at: http://www.fincalamaya.com/index.html Directions: From Panama City, drive southwest on PanAmerican highway ("autopista") for one hour 15 minutes to .8 km past village of San Carlos . Turn RIGHT onto a paved road marked by an enormous white arrow painted on its surface. Pass through the tiny village of "Nance" (town name not indicated anywhere) always bearing to the right. After 3 green houses, watch for the baseball field with hurricane fencing on distant right, then bear (but not turn) to the right to leave the paved street, and make an immediate hard left onto an unpaved road. Here you will see the red and orange Finca La Maya logo on a small circular marker Continue on this bumpy country road to the fork marked by a white cross. Bear left, and at the next fork (at small house), bear right. You will see the red gates to Finca La Maya. (more)
Inauguration Fiesta January 13, 2007, 2-6 pm Follow small round signs with Finca La Maya logo from turnoff on the right, .8 km southwest of village of San Carlos. - Tickets $15, purchase at the MailboxesEtc. in Coronado mall, or at the gate on the day of the event. - Snacks, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. - The event is outdoors, limited seating, so bring a hat, blanket or beach-chair. - No reservations necessary.
Workshops & Sessions: The Center for the Arts
January - March 2007 About Our Sessions Submit a Course Proposal
Meet the Instructors Course Descriptions A SHORT PATH WILL TAKE YOU FROM THE FINCA RESIDENCE TO THE ARTS CENTER.
The 7,000 sq. ft. structure is set among fruit trees and gardens. The spacious facility will be the center of activity for studio courses, seminars, workshops and special-events for the community. La Maya has plans for separate work studios, a sculpture area, and eventually a 100-seat auditorium as a central gathering place for lectures, performances, film presentations and end-of-session auctions. Future plans also include a library which will hold reference materials, art books and journals. Eventually we also expect to provide an small on- site café with a shop that will provide artists’ supplies, quality books on a multitude of topics, and other items of interest. We are proud to offer our first season of sessions in January 2007 featuring top-quality instruction by internationally known professionals from around the world. Reservations for 2007 will be taken beginning in October 2006 on first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability.
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION OF THE FOLLOWING CAN BE FOUND AT THEIR WEBSITE: http://www.fincalamaya.com/index.html
Workshops & Sessions: January - March 2007
Course and Description Dates Instructor Grand Opening Sat, Jan 13 2-6 PM Creativity & Painting - $1500 M-F, Jan 8-12 Karen Moller Ne-kung (mornings only) - $1000 M-F, Jan 15-19 Alain Mission Massage Techniques & Certification - $1500 M-F, Jan 22-26 Joy Schlitz The Yoga of Lucid Writing - $1500 M-F, Feb 5-9 Jeff Davis Bones for Life - $1500 M-F, Feb 12-17 Gretchen Langner Painting & Pastels, All Levels - $1500 M-F, Feb 19-23 Bruno Mathon • Read Bio Please Note: A reduced rate of $200 per person is available for booking double- occupancy at the time of making your reservation. A discount of $200 per person is given on the second week to participants registering for two consecutive sessions. About Our Sessions Tuition Fee includes the following: - Daily access to the Art Center’s workshop and finca facilities - One-on-one professional instruction for all levels - Large on-site studio for round-the-clock participant use - Unique and delicious cuisine prepared by our talented Panamanian cook - Comfortable accommodations in our spacious and private hacienda - Daily maid service and housekeeping - Hiking, horseback-riding, relaxing in the pool or jacuzzi in our luxurious tropical climate NOT included, but available: - Supplies and equipment necessary for some courses are indicated in individual course descriptions - Organized field trips to the local beach, a village built in a volcano crater, open markets, restaurants Submit a Course Proposal We invite teachers, educators, professionals of any kind to submit proposals for one-week sessions at Finca La Maya. On a first-come, first-served basis, consideration will be given to each proposal, and we will do our best to accommodate preferred session dates. Please send us a short and concise course/session description, dates preferred, and a resume or biography of the organizers. Session organizers are responsible for their own course promotion, although in some cases FLM can also promote the session locally. Group rates are available. Minimum of 10 participants. Reduced rate available for double room occupancy. Please contact us directly for further information. To make a course suggestion, please fill out the form below. - For more info don't hesitate to call Finca La Maya: Tel. 240-8281 Starr ------------------------------------------------- Starr McCamant / Steven Holmes Mato Palo - San Carlos - Rep. de Panama FINCA LA MAYA APDO 0832-01266 World Trade Center Rep. de Panama usa: PTY 14222 APDO 0832-01266 11010 NW 30th St. Suite 104 Doral, FL 33172-5032 USA ~ IF sending via Fedex, tel. # is necessary,: (305) 594-8777