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Cascais

(+351) 93 224 4582

We will offer you painting workshops in Cascais, a small village near Portugal’s capital Lisbon, and near Sintra.

Our goal is to provide painting courses during the holidays that offer a unique experience of some of the most beautiful beaches, golf courses, gardens and villages of Europe, which can be found in Cascais and the surrounding area. 

Team, Itineraries & Events

Cascais, Village Program

Margarida Ornelas

Program for the Holidays

Cascais Village


Date Time
Day 1 15:00
18:30
Transfer from Lisbon airport
Welcome Meeting at our hotel
Dinner
Day 2 09:30-13:00

13:00-15:00
15:00-18:00
Presentation of the tutor
Painting course
Lunch
Walk around the village - sketching
Day 3 to Day 5 09:30-13:00
13:00-15:00
15:00-18:00
Painting course
Lunch
Walk around the village - sketching
Day 6 09:00-13:00
13:00-14:30
14:30-18:00
20:00
Sintra or Lisbon Tour
Lunch
Excursion
Dinner
Day 7 08:30
Leaving the hotel to Lisbon airport

DAY 1 

Arrival at Portela airport in Lisbon

Transfer to the  hotel in Cascais.

18:00   Welcome meeting.  

19:30   Dinner in Cascais village.


DAY 2  

9:30   In the morning you will watch a presentation by the course tutor. He will give a demonstration of his work and ask you the participants what kind of work you want to do during the week and what aspects of your art you would like to improve.

13:00   Lunch in a restaurant in the centre of Cascais.

15:00   We will go for a walk armed with our sketch books and all the materials we need to make wonderful sketches of any themes that inspire us. You can also take photos of the places that catch your eye to help your work the next day. Feel free to make notes of the colours you see.

 
 
 

Starting at Cascais Bay with the local fishermen and boats, we will then move on to see Cascais Town Hall and the statue of former monarch Dom Pedro I. 

We head towards the cidadela (citadel) passing in front of elegant late 19th-century houses and the modern Cascais Cultural Centre. Our next stop will be the Casa de Santa Maria, a lovely house built at the beginning of the 20th century and Santa Marta lighthouse, which is an icon of the village of Cascais.


DAY 3

9:30   In the morning we will go to the studio with the tutor where you can transform your initial sketches from the previous day into amazing paintings.

13:00   Lunch in a restaurant in the centre of Cascais.

 

15:00   We will explore the Marshal Carmona Park. Here we will visit the interesting Palace of the Counts of Castro Guimarães. This palace was built at the end of the 19th century and has many furnished rooms and a rich library, as well as many paintings and other collections.

Next we will go to Cascais Marina with its stunning boats and yachts.

Throughout the afternoon you are welcome to make sketches in any medium in preparation for what you will paint the next morning.


DAY 4

9:30   In the morning we head to the studio with the tutor and you can produce completed paintings from your initial sketches.

13:00   Lunch in a restaurant in the centre of Cascais.

15:00   We are going to walk along the Paredão, which means the road running parallel to the beach. We will cross the quaint streets of Cascais,such as the Rua Direita (high street), and you will have a chance to see examples of early 20th-century architecture.

 

Then we will walk near Cascais’s beaches. Once again, we let the scenery act as our muse ready for the following day’s painting.


DAY 5

9:30   In the morning we will go to the studio with the tutor where you can complete your paintings.

13:00   Lunch in a restaurant in the centre of Cascais.

 

15:00   We will return to the cidadela or citadel, this time to explore inside and visit the Cascais Citadel Palace.

Next we will pay a visit the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (Paula Rego House of Stories). With architectural design by 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura, the musem was inaugurated in September 2009.


DAY 6

We will have Sintra or Lisbon Tour during the day. 

When we arrive from the tour  we will have a group dinner in one Cascais´s local  restaurants.


DAY 7

Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Lisbon Airport.


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This is one of a selection of options available. Weather conditions and group interests will influence our final itinerary.