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5 Days of Drawing in Nature


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Cerdeira Village, Lousã, Portugal
6th to 10th September
Public: must have minimal drawing experience

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.

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