Circe, the magicien.
Circe, the magicien.

Painting, 80cm x 100cm acrylic, coffee on canvas

Eirene, peace.
Eirene, peace.

Painting, 80cm x 100cm acrylic, coffee on canvas

It grows...
It grows...

Painting, 80cm x 70cm acrylic, coffee on canvases

Hébé, youth.
Hébé, youth.

Painting, 80cm x 60cm acrylic, coffee on wood

Athena, offering the olive tree
Athena, offering the olive tree

Painting, 150cm x 120cm acrylic, coffee on canvas

Lamp/table
Lamp/table

Glass and metal

Lamp
Lamp

glass

Mosaic
Mosaic
Paintings, sculptures, jewellery made by the artist in her studio.                                  www.jennyalfonsorelova.fr
Basketwork, different sizes

Basketwork, different sizes

Basketwork, different sizes

Basketwork, different sizes

The making-of a baby's cradle...

The making-of a baby's cradle...

Basketwork in wicker, olive tree and hazel tree

The making-of a babay's cradle...

The making-of a babay's cradle...

Basketwork in wicker, olive tree and hazel tree

The making-of a babay's cradle...

The making-of a babay's cradle...

Basketwork in wicker, olive tree and hazel tree

The making-of a baby's cradle...

The making-of a baby's cradle...

Basketwork in wicker, olive tree and hazel tree

The making-of a baby's cradle...

The making-of a baby's cradle...

Basketwork in wicker, olive tree and hazel tree

The making-of a baby's cradle...

The making-of a baby's cradle...

Basketwork in wicker, olive tree and hazel tree. 50 hours/work!

The making-of home-made detergent...

The making-of home-made detergent...

Sieving

The making-of home-made detergent...

The making-of home-made detergent...

Sieving

The making-of home-made detergent...

The making-of home-made detergent...

Filtering

The making-of home-made detergent...

The making-of home-made detergent...

Settling

The making-of home-made detergent...

The making-of home-made detergent...

Collection and bottling

   The artist, Jenny Alfonso Relova, creates her pieces in the wooden house she uses as a studio. 

 Working in the middle of this extravagant nature of the Alps, she elaborates the most beautiful paintings. It is possible to buy her canvasses, sculptures, and jewellery in Gaia Luna, or in the galleries in the nearby village of Sospel.

 

 

   She also teaches short courses ( half day, whole day or week end  ), in the following:

 


Masterclass by : Jenny Alfonso Relova

 


- LIMESTONE STUCCOS-
DATES 2021 : 

On reservation, you can pick your own dates for these masterclasses, for 2 people minimum.


The traditional coating (stuccos) is composed of lime, sand and water. Lime coatings last a very long time, they are beautiful, silky, weather resistant and adapts perfectly to any interior, as well as to the old facades. In the past, this was the most commun technique to preserve the masonry.
Within a week-end, we will teach you how to create these lime coatings and paints, so that you can reproduce them at home.

170 euros for the whole week end, Lunch and material included.


- RUSTIC BASKET WEAVING -

DATES 2021 :

On reservation, you can pick your own dates for these masterclasses, for 2 people minimum.


- At Gaia Luna, the drawers were replaced with baskets, all home made. The challenge at the very beginning was to use only what grew in the garden within 10m around the house. So, a very local and natural approach. We obtain rustic baskets, all woven with branches found on the spot: olive tree, maple tree, rushes, hazel, birch... the result is of an unusual charm and worthy of the Hobbits' country!

25 euros for half day, snack included. 60 euros for the whole day, lunch included.


- MANUFACTURING OF HOME DETERGENT

DATES 2021 : 

On reservation, you can pick your own dates for these masterclasses, for 2 people minimum.


In the past, our ancestors of all latitudes have used ashes for different purposes; sometimes for scrubbing windows, for washing clothes, for shining floors, for scrubbing old paints. The potash it contains, although very abrasive, is the base of soaps and cleansing products. We will learn how, at home and with a product that is usually rejected, to get what we need to clean the laundry.
45 euros for half day.



- HOW TO USE PLANTS FOR PURIFYING HOME WATERS -
DATES 2021 : 

On reservation, you can pick your own dates for these masterclasses, for 2 people minimum.


At Gaia Luna, the dirty water cleaning system of the house, is only done by water plants: reeds, scirps, yellow Iris, water mint, water lilies, Papyrus. These are planted in five different tanks.
The last tank (6th) contains fish, it determines the potability of the clean water. The overflow of this last tank, will feed the vegetable garden and return into the house water circuit.
This is the natural alternative to the septic pit, when you are in a remote location or not served by communal networks. Maintenance requires a few minutes per week and a permanent or regular irrigation during the hottest months. This course is for begginners who want to conceive their own system.
80 euros for the whole day, lunch included.



- SCULPTURE- with natural elements
On reservation, you can pick your own dates for these masterclasses, for 2 people minimum.


- At Gaia Luna, we prioritize nature, so the elements found in the garden allow to start its own 3D creation.
Everyone will be invited to sketch beforehand on paper. Then we will take a walk in the garden, spot on branches, objects that are available to us and that will give us the structure of our 3D object.
25 euros, snack included.



- DRAWING AND PAINTING-  Learn the basics   
On reservation, you can pick your own dates for these masterclasses, for 2 people minimum.


- We teach the technics, we give you all the material and you create your own univers.
Students will learn the basics of drawing on Canson paper, as well as graphite pencil techniques. They will create all the shades from the three primary colors and will be able to paint on a true artist’s canvas.

25 euros, snack included.


- JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING - with nature’s finds
On reservation, you can pick your own dates for these masterclasses, for 2 people minimum.


- At Gaia Luna, jewelry is everywhere as we walk in the garden...
Everyone will be invited to sketch beforehand on paper. Then we will take a walk in the garden, spot on branches, objects that are available to us. Depending on the season, the choice will be different. It will be possible for everyone to bring small objects to this class, in order to enhance the creations.
25 euros, snack included.



- SEWING technics- small bags
On reservation, you can pick your own dates for these masterclasses, for 2 people minimum.


- Come and give shape to your dreams with a needle and fabric! We will teach you the basics of a sewing machine, you won’t be afraid of it anymore. From a simple fabric, you will learn the different stitches, as well as the sewing points. The sewing machine awaits!

25 euros, snack included.

- Reconnect with nature, learn to live independently ( spécial for women ): 
 The dates are at our convenience and by prior appointment.

 
   COURSE MASTER: Jenny Alfonso Relova

   COURSE :
   The course will run for six days, at your convenience and with prior booking. All mornings are occupied from 10am to 1pm, and then four afternoons per week, where you will be taught various aspects of independent living: the garden and how to maintain it; natural meals; lacto-fermentation; making rustic baskets with garden finds; building with natural materials: wood, earth, aerated concrete, stone; different natural insulations; recovering materials and how to re-use them: pallets, earth, tyres; the recovery of rainwater, its rational use, its treatment upstream and downstream; wood heating, how to use it, how to recover the ashes and make your own washing powder in order to wash and scrub everything; the transformation of the orchard and vegetable garden into various body care products; renewable energies and their use: photovoltaic and thermal and so much more learning on site.


   You will have the choice to be free on the other two afternoons, either to learn more with independent speakers around edible and medicinal plants, you can enjoy tailor-made massages in the middle of nature, as well as other speakers; or you can enjoy your free time.

   MEALS :
   All meals are included and are mainly made with food that is free of additives, colourings and chemical treatments. Our supply chain is based on local fruit and vegetable production. Or, if necessary, at the village organic shop.

   PARTICIPANTS :
   This can be of interest to adults from all walks of life, especially individuals who want to settle in isolated places and aspire to a life in autonomy, in symbiosis with nature.

   Minimum number of participants 1, maximum 5.

   ACCOMMODATION :
   On site there will be an ecological gîte that can accommodate two people in a double bed. The price is 65€ per night per person, including linen. It is also possible to camp on site with your own tent for free.
 
   RATE for the course :
650 euros per person, whatever the number of people, lunch, insurance, charges, equipment and materials included.
 
   To reserve your place, please contact us by email : jar_artahoo.com
or by phone : 06.24.60.41.86