The workshops for artistic creation and scientific awareness
We propose free-of-charge workshops for artistic creation to answer waitings of those which like to create starting from the natural and abundant materials found in the river which runs in front of the homes: pebble, small and large, and floated wood. That is also an activity which can be quite useful to occupy the children in the event of bad weather, because it includes the research and selection of materials on the banks of the river, then their shaping.
Our workshops, available on request, are composed of cases including all the instruments required to the activity, a documentation, and a set of stones/pebbles or floated wood to begin with:
- Pebble painting workshop: the pebbles, as well polished as possible, are taken in the river in front of the homes or a little further. It is then necessary to brush, wash, make them dry, before painting.
- Floated wood workshop: the branches, the stocks, the trunks polished by the floating, left by the river in front of the homes, allow to realize very nice bases of lamps (see picture below), frameworks for paintings, etc.
- Inutshuk workshop: the inutshuk are anthropomorphic stone figurines raised on the ice-barrier by the people of the Canadian Far North (Inuit) to mark out the ways. The same name is used for small statues representing the inutshuk figurines. The basic material is made of small quite polished pebble taken on the banks of the river (see picture below).
Moreover, we also place at the disposal of our guest:
- a scientific awareness workshop composed of a microscope and various accessories.
- activities to promote geocaching. Geocaching is a collaborative game, aiming at either hiding, or seeking for “treasures” that geocachers have dissimulated in geocaches scattered in the countryside and localizable with their geographical position and with various indications or riddles which can be found on the http://www.geocaching.com/ site. The geographical position is readable on a GPS or a smartphone (such as the iPhone) or, for those who well followed their courses of geography, on an topographic map at 1: 25.000.
The closest geocaching sites are the following:
- Les Aygues-Vives, by kiki09250 (code GC28ZHD), at Luzenac (just in front of the homes….)
- Pyrénées romanes : église Saint-Martin, by Betty P (code GC2DQ1R), at Unac
- La Bouiche, BG 0933001, by kiki09250 (code GC350GD), at Vernaux
- Lordat : nid d’aigles, by Betty P (code GC2DQ1D), at Lordat
- Le Gérul, by Betty P (code GC2DQ15), at Lordat
- Pyrénées romanes : église Saint-Julien, by Betty P (code GC2DQ1H), at Axiat
- Rocher du Courbas, BG 0901201, by kiki09250 (code GC297DF), à Appy
- La carrière de Trimouns, by Betty P (code GC2DPZJ), at Luzenac
- Les Courtalets, BG0922601, by kiki09250 (code GC2HKWB), at Pech
- Pic de Saint-Barthélemy et le Soularac, by Didji (code GC2BR6W), at Axiat
- Pic Fourcat, borne 0923201, by kiki09250 (code GC296W6), at Caussou
- Pyrénées romanes : église Saint-Blaise, by Betty P (GC2DQ1G), at Verdun-sur-Ariège
- Les sept sources by Betty P (GC20QBM), at Ax-les-Thermes
And a bit further:
- La Coume de Riutort, BG0902408, by kiki09250 (code GC2HMCJ), at Aston
- Pic du Montcalm, 3077m by kiki09250 (code GC2D46B), at Auzat
- Pic d’Estats, 3143m, by kiki09250 (code GC2D2EC) at Auzat sur la frontière France-Espagne
- Le Boutas, by kiki09250 (code GC4QNQ6), at Luzenac
- La Dent d’Orlu, by Kiki09250 (code GC350AT), at Orlu
To locate these geocaches, simplest is to go on the front page of the geocaching.com site and to return, in the window “Search for geocaches” the coordinates of our lodgings.