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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. 

"Painting Tiles", 5 May - 11 May 2019

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"Painting Tiles", 5 May - 11 May 2019

Margarida Ornelas

with Elsa Figueiredo in CASCAIS VILLAGE - ALL LEVELS

Code: CV905E
Date: 5 May - 11 May 2019
Price: 970 €  /  Deposit: 200 €

** Please read "Terms & Conditions"  and "How to make a Booking" .

"Painting Tiles" with Elsa Figueiredo

Elsa Figueiredo is a professional artist that will teach you how to paint beautiful tiles, so commonly found in the Portuguese architecture and decoration!

This workshop will take place in her own studio. Experienced and beginner artists are welcome!
The aim of the workshop is to create a tile panel, using the traditional maiolica method, which means painting on top of  unfired glazed tiles. 

All  tools and materials will be provided in the studio. All tiles (technics experiments and the final panel) will be fired and delivered to the students in the last day of the workshop.

The workshop will begin with an introduction about the tiles history and it will be shown a lot of  books and patterns where you can inspire and choose what will be your work project.



The theme comprehends choosing one tile panel, after drawing in vegetable paper, define the shapes with a pin and draw with graphite to the tile. After painting the tiles  with proper paints, they will be fired at the studio kiln at 1020◦C. 

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To finish the workshop, on the last day, we will do a little tour in Cascais village to see same examples of tiles panels in the local architecture. 



The accommodation is in the centre of the Cascais village. The rooms have a balcony overlooking the ocean.
In the morning we will go to Elsa´s Studio to the workshop   "Painting Tiles”. 


After lunch we will go for a walk exploring Cascais Bay, watching the fishermen, the boats, the architecture, the historical centre, the palaces and all the surroundings.




You will spend six days soaking in the beauty of Cascais, painting with a group of like-minded people in a fun and relaxed environment. 

A mix of tuition, great paintings, a wonderful time by the sea, walks in the surroundings and good food & wine, create an unforgettable experience!

To see our "Painting Holidays - Cascais Village"...

Non-painter partner

Non-painting partners are very welcome and there is plenty to do. You can always join us in our trips if you have interest in it.

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This is our program:

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
Walking in the surroundings - sketching
Day 3 to Day 5 09:30-13:00
Painting course
Walking in the surroudings - sketching
Day 6 09:00-13:00
Sintra Tour
Sintra Tour
Day 7 08:30
Leaving the hotel to Lisbon airport

Artists Non-Painting Partners Supplements
970 € 670 € 300 €
Price per person for 2 people sharing a twin or double room Price per person for a partner occupying a twin or double room
(Without tuition and studio facilities)
Supplement for single occupancy
Price Includes: Price does not include:

6 nights accommodation

All breakfasts

All lunches

2 dinners

Sintra Tour with lunch included

All tuition and studio facilities

Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back

Art Material

Free use of stools, easels and boards, on request

A full time professional workshop assistant during your stay.

4 dinners


Travel Insurance