• Capacity

    5 - 10 People

  • 9h30-13h


  • Price


  • Dificulty

    This 5 days retreat is designed for all interested in the subject with a minimum drawing experience.

  • Additional information

    We offer shared accommodation, subject to availability

5 Days of Drawing in Nature Workshop

A course to develop and enrich your capacity of expression through drawing.

Drawing lessons with demonstrations and exercises together with presentations, focused on drawing in nature in art history and contemporary practice.

 In this course we count on the best teacher ever: NATURE. The forest surrounding Cerdeira, with plenty of light and shade, textures, eye catching marks and lines, will be our studio as well as the beautiful Casa das Artes, rebuilt as example for an ecological approach to traditional architecture.

We'll have a space for individual practice and group work. There will be time to realize personal creative projects.

Learning how to draw is a discovering process. It needs time, patience and exercise, and it offers us a new appreciation of the world, our senses and capabilities, and certainly about the legacy of drawing in art history.

Peter Layton

Bodil Eide and Paulo Borges
Teaching Artists

Bodil and Paulo have been teaching art together since 2007. They are part of an international community of artists who study with the South African artists Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky (rosenclaire) in Florence, Italy. Bodil received her teacher's training for foundation and advanced courses in drawing, painting, sculpture and contemporary art practice from them.

Between them they have more than 15 years of experience in teaching structured courses in painting, drawing, sculpture and creativity, to an audience of foundation students, visual artists, art teachers, as well as children and youngsters. 



  • Offer of accommodation in our shared Residency house with enrolment in the course (subject to availability) or a 10% discount in accommodation with a minimum of 2 nights;

  • 10% early bird discount if you sign up before 21st of July;

  • 3% discount for prompt payment granted;

  • Group meals can also be ordered.