Heaven on Earth 2018

 

January 2th-6th, 2018

Create artworks with the dream team artists, Donna Billick, Jos Sances, and Ed Blackburn. Click the link below to download the brochure with more information:Heaven on Earth 2018!

Information

Dear Heavenly Folks,

We are very excited about the offerings for Heaven on Earth 2018. The flyer is attached with information about the Dream Team of: Jos Sances, Ed Blackburn and Donna Billick. The dates are January 2-6, 2018 Tuesday –Saturday, hoping to include your schedule.  This magnificent destination workshop in Todos Santos, Baja Mexico, will be hands on creative week in the pueblo magico, an extraordinary winter retreat. This year Jos Sances, a brilliant printer from Berkely California will demonstrate how to print money. The 500 pesos bill with Diego Rivera and Frida Kala will be printed onto tiles and sculpted into a bench.  The skills involve learning to move your image or drawing onto a silkscreen.  The silkscreen will make it possible to print directly onto tiles that will be fired and installed permanently onto a concrete block bench form.  This technique is unique and the result of a two year collaboration between Donna Billick and Jos Sances.  Donna will show you how to make your own drawing appear on a wet clay form and then shaped into a three dimensional sculpture. We are very excited with what we have discovered in our experiments and have developed many murals that will be shared with the Heaven on Earth 2018 participants.

In addition, Ed Blackburn will bring tessellation and the airbrush to the workshop.  The beauty and elegance of Ed’s work has a unique look and he is willing to share his techniques with us.  We will make it possible for you to develop a tile mural of your own, using the airbrush, printing and clay construction, as well as participate in the design, fabrication and installation of a beautiful mural Ed will create during the week in Todos Santos.

Todos Santos is an oasis in the Baja landscape. The physical placement by the Pacific Ocean and the cultural offerings of this gem of a town make this an amazing offering.  There will be a gourmet lunch served every day at noon, by world famous chef Iker.  He presents a profound culinary experience into traditional Mexican and creative cooking.

I promise this will be an inspirational week, a great way to start your new year with creation.  All levels of experience are welcome. We provide a supportive environment for you to grow your creativity in the mediums of clay and mosaic.The cost of the week instruction, all materials and lunch is $800 US dollars. Send your deposit of $200 dollars to Donna Billick at 35301 Rd 31 Davis California, 95616 to reserve your place; this is a very booked workshop. I can be contacted at rockartus@aol.com or by phone at 530-219-5918.

Your Heavenly Host,    Donna Billick

 

 

Housing/Transportation:

There is lots of information about where to stay in the area at donnabillickart.com website, press the Todos Artes circle and explore past Heaven on Earth workshops, there is a movie at vimeo.com/38655199, Aztec Calendar 2012.  In addition there is an online magazine, Journeldelpacifico.com with maps and services available in Todos Santos, Pueblo Magico of Baja. I can recommend for those interested in a cheap and clean hotel for the week to look into Hotel Gularate or Casita Maria in my neighborhood, no reservation needed.  There are higher end casitas listed in my website.  The airport you would fly into is San Jose Del Cabo, one hour south of Todos Santos. It is a good idea to book flights as early as possible for a good deal.   There is a great new shuttle at Ecobajatours.com, that will pick you up at the airport and take you to Todos Santos In comfort, make a reservation before you make the flight to insure a seat. Heaven on Earth is located very central I town, close to all of the downtown restaurants and shops, one block from historic Hotel California.

 

 

Click here for registration info.

 

Take a look at the other dream team artists websites:

Jos Sances: http://www.josart.net

 

 

Check out the 2015 Heaven on Earth Gallery:

Also, take a look at the 2014 Heaven on Earth photo gallery:

http://donnabillickart.com/todos-artes/past-projects/2015-heaven-on-earth-saints-and-totems/

Gallery

test

Featured Project

The 2013 Heaven on Earth project culminated in a beautiful Mayan Calendar in the heart of Todos Santos. Heaven on Earth participants worked side by side with locals to create a meaningful and lasting work of community art.