This new destination is designed to be a fun, stimulating and stress-free experience for beginners to advanced students. Everything has been carefully organized so all you have to do is paint and enjoy the wonderful experience of visiting coastal Portugal. Painting locations are carefully chosen for scenic beauty and class size is limited for plenty of one-on-one instruction. Oil, watercolor and pastel. All levels welcome.
• Historic sites of Sintra
• Cultural tour of Lisbon
• Markets, artisan shops
Workshop includes 5 full days of instruction covering: • Understanding and simplifying shapes • Laying down a foundation quickly and confidently • Creating and developing a focal point • Balancing cool and warm colors to create atmospheric perspective
Welcome reception and informational gathering followed by dinner. Daily instructional sessions (morning and afternoon) with a 2 hour break for lunch. Participants are free to paint on their own or explore the region. Each day begins with a lecture and demonstration on the fundamentals of painting. There will be plenty of painting time, personal instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress. Participants are welcome to bring images of past work for discussion. We’ll meet at designated locations with a break for lunch. In case of inclement weather, we will work inside. We will end the week with a farewell dinner.
Journey Cost: $3750, $3250 for non painters. • Includes accommodations at the luxurious Albatroz Resort* for 7 nights, all meals, airport transfers, ground transportation in Portugal, excursions and entrance fees. $2,950, double occupancy, single $600. Each daily instructional sessions includes a 2-hour break for lunch.
• NOTE: A deposit of $500 is required upon registration to secure a place on this journey. • Airfare is not included to enable travelers to use their “travel points,” upgrade flight arrangements, or to extend their trip. • Travel insurance is strongly encouraged.
*The Albatroz Hotel is a place of true glamour that rises above the ocean. The combination of luxury hotel service, a superb swimming pool with sea view and sunbathing terrace, panoramic Bar overlooking the Bay of Cascais, gastronomic restaurant, including a dream location right next door of Lisbon city centre.