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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. 

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Cascais, Village Program

Margarida Ornelas

Program for the Holidays

Cascais Village

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

Presentation of the tutor
Painting course
Walk around the village - sketching
Day 3 to Day 5 09:30-13:00
Painting course
Walk around the village - sketching
Day 6 09:00
Excursion to Lisbon
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.


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.


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.


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.


9:00   After breakfast we will visit Lisbon. We will travel to Lisbon along a panoramic coastal road affording a spectacular view of all the beaches from Cascais to Lisbon.

You will have the opportunity to see Terreiro do Paço/Praça do Comércio, one of the most amazing squares in the world; Baixa – the old downtown district; Chiado, a quarter with aristocratic houses, small shopping centres, boutiques, historical cafes and old bookstores.


13.00   We will have lunch in a restaurant near the Tagus river.


After lunch we will visit the area of Belém with its beautiful and interesting monuments dating back to the time of the 16th-century voyages of discovery.

We will visit Belém Tower, the church of Saint Jerome - both UNESCO World Heritage sites - and the Monument to the Discoveries. While in Belém we highly recommend trying the famous pastéis de Belém, delicious and warm egg custard tarts dusted with cinnamon or icing sugar and made from one of the oldest and tastiest recipes in the world.

20:00   As it is our last day, we are going to sample fresh fish at one of Cascais’s local restaurants.


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


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