We want to raise money to refurbish and furnish the space to set up The School of Traditional Arts. The space is within the building belonging to the beautiful monastery ( a zero-grade monument) in the heart of Old Town in Krakow, Poland.
The school has been our dream for years. We have held many workshops and holistic events in UK and Europe, and now there is time to have a permanent space with a team of passionate and talented teachers we have worked with for so many years. The school will be part of our Charity for Monastic Culture ( in the process of setting up) that will ensure that traditional arts and skills enrich our changing world. We will deliver great art workshops ( miniature, frescoes, icons, ceramic, calligraphy), lectures (philosophy, art history) and learning of Latin, Hebrew and Greek.
Our school will rekindle students’ awareness that form, pattern and colour in traditional arts are not simply aesthetically pleasing nor merely tools for design, but that embody a profound beauty; the beauty of the permanent that shines through in the world of the transient. In their intense research, learning and practice of the traditional arts, students can experience the beauty of the order of nature – a spiritual, sacred beauty, connecting the whole of creation.
Any profit will go back to local community. We wish to support poor and homeless by providing them food and essential items.
To make sure we will be able to start our activities in October 2019, we need to raise money to:
- refurbish the rooms
- replace the gas installation
- furnish the rooms designated for the art and holistic workshops
- purchase art materials
Photos: miniature and calligraphy by our masters.