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5 Days of Drawing in Nature


Cerdeira Village, Lousã, Portugal
6th to 10th September
Public: must have minimal drawing experience
€435 (€100 upon signup)
Please see the signup form below

The main aim of this course is to develop and enrich our expression through the medium of drawing. It is structured as a five day retreat, and will take place in the artist residencies of the Cerdeira village. Structured lessons will be offered every day, with live demonstrations of techniques, exercises, as well as slideshows and lectures about drawing related to nature in art history and in contemporary art.

In this workshop we have the best drawing teacher there is available to us; wild nature. The forest surrounding the Cerdeira Village is full of texture, light and shade, markmaking and line qualities. We will make use both of the outdoors and of the newly restored stone houses, made into an artist residency. Here we have studiospaces for group and individual work. You will have time to work on creative projects, exploring simple ways of working with ideas.

Learning to draw is a process of discovery. It takes time, patience, practice, but it can open up for so much new appreciation of both the world, our own senses and capacities, as well as the treasures of art history of dedicated draughtsmen throughout time.

We have created a workshop that is best suited for those that have some basic drawing skills.


  • Price for the workshop: 435 euros (non-refundable); this includes course, welcome lunch and studio rent. We only accept signups for the full five days. Accommodation and meals are not included in the course price.

  • First installment of 100 euros to be paid upon signup. Remaining value up until the first day of the workshop.

  • Starts on Wednesday the 6th of September at 9:30 am. Ends on Sunday the 10th of September at 4:30 pm.

  • Participants must travel to Cerdeira by their own means. It is an 11 km ride from Lousã, Portugal.

  • The village offers modern restored houses (limited to availability), with fully equipped kitchens for meals (email: The alternative to the houses is to sleep in the artist house, in shared rooms with bunkbeds for 18 euros a night. You can otherwise choose to rent a hotel or B&B in for example Lousã, Miranda do Corvo or Candal. Cooked group meals are available upon request.

  • Upon signup you will receive a list of art materials to bring and other important details.


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