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Arts and Crafts school

Cerdeira Arts and Crafts School's is a space for learning techniques that result from timeless lines and, at the same time, a place
for creativity and art with a contemporary twist. We offer:

1 and 3 days workshops for beginners, and longer courses, 5-8 days, that allow greater technical advance and immerse yourself in creative work.

If you are a professional artist, our classes offer a rich environment dedicated to real skills, rooted in tradition, and a space for your creativity to grow.

Our teachers are Portuguese and foreign professional artists , specialists in their field who are happy to share their knowledge with those who are looking for our courses.

 
Christina Aiko
Ceramics
Cerdeira is specially dedicated to ceramics with a fully equipped workshop and one of the few smokeless wood fired kilns in Europe. Professional ceramicists visit Cerdeira throughout the year for workshops, events and exhibitions.
Donald Price
Wood
Wood has been at the very heart of the life of Cerdeira from it's beginning. The space lends itself to the teaching and practicing of traditional and contemporary woodworking.
Janet Dominga
Visual Arts
The visual arts thrive in the play between the studio and the surrounding nature. Our immersive courses will refine your perception and transform your skills.
Emily Riccardo
Other Techniques
From writing to textiles, there are many ways of thinking creatively. Cerdeira welcomes all these knowledges where technique and material find the time and silence necessary for learning to happen.
 

Calendar

 

27-5

FEB/MAR

Ceramic Sculpture course with Renato Costa e Silva
Renato Costa e Silva shares his vast knowledge about sculpture and ceramics with us, with the orientation of Renato and Kerstin you will create your sculptures and woodfire your work in our Sasukenei- Smokeless kiln

22-24

MAR

Tea-cup and Raku firing workshop with Miguel Neto + Paula Violante
Make your own set of SHAWAN tea-cups using, followed by glazing andthe Raku firing where we can appreciate the glowing pieces as they come out of the kiln and be surprised by the different effects that this process allows.

30-31

MAR

Wood-carving workshop With Kerstin Thomas
Relief carving is excelent way to start working with wood.An ancient tecnique with a contemporary approach, orientation by Kerstin and Renato
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13-16

APR

Creative Week in Spring
A week filed with many different experiences. The Cerdeira teacher/artists team offers workshops in the form of intensive learning days.

17-19

APR

Introduction to ceramics course with Renato + Kerstin
Over 3 days you will have the opportunity to experiment and get to know in a concise way, the whole cycle of ceramics; from preparing the clay to the different techniques of working with it and the firing of the final pieces.
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29-1

APR/MAY

From masters and chefs
An unique event that brings together ceramicist and chefs in a gastronomic experience for all the senses: to see, to smell, to hear, to touch and to taste.

2-5

MAY

Azulejo - Tile painting course with Cristina + Alberto
Azulejos are one of the best known icon of Portuguese culture. Get to know the different techniques and create you own panel, helped by Cristina Vilarinho and Alberto Azevedo from Projecto A2.

25-26

MAY

DRAWING IN NATURE workshop with Bodil Eide + Paulo Borges
Develop and enrich your expression through drawing. We'll have the best drawing teacher - the wild nature. The forest surrounding Cerdeira is full of texture, light and shade, markmaking and line qualities.
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25-26

MAY

Geometric forms in ceramics course
A journey through clay where geometric works are obtained through simple techniques, with Xana Monteiro and Carlos Lima.

1-2

JUN

Carpentry workshop for families
"FAZ com as tuas mãos" is a project of the designer Mariana Costa e Silva who designs furniture that is simple to make and good to use. In this workshop, mothers and/or fathers are going to build a chair and a table together with their children.

8-14

JUN

BUNCHEONG course with José Maria Gil + âlvaro Villamañan (ES)
Learn to create you ceramic vessels and use the traditional Korean decoration technique of BUNCHEONG, followed by Wood Firing in our Sasukenei Forno sem Fumo

18-23

JUN

Make Your Own Chair course with Peter lanyon (UK)
Make a chair using greenwoodworking tecnique and hand tools to give shape to your own ideas. The seat, legs and back will be made with freshly cut wood from the forest that surrounds Cerdeira.

25-26

JUN

Introduction to green wood working workshop with Peter Lanyon
Get to know the technique of green woodworking by creating a small bench, made with freshly cut wood from the forest that surrounds Cerdeira.

6-12

JUL

Japanese ceramics course and Woodfiring with Masakazu Kusakabe
Imerse yourself in woodfired ceramics and japanese culture, a week of making ceramics, woodfiring in the Sasukenei - Smokeless Kiln, but There is also time for Tea cerimonies and delicious freshly made Sushi

31-4

JUL/AGO

Wood Sculpture course with Kerstin Thomas + renato Costa e Silva
Wood is a fantastic material for sculptures, learn to plan and execute your project, choosing the right wood and the appropriate tools with the help of Kerstin Thomas and Renato Costa e Silva
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5-9

AGO

Summerschool - Families
A week filed with many different experiences. The Cerdeira teacher/artists team offers workshops in the form of intensive learning days.

10-11

AGO

Observing Nature - handmade tile workshop with Cristina + Alberto from Projecto A2
Introduction to different tecniques of tiles making with nature as a source of inspiration

24-29

AGO

Ceramics and Nature with Lídia Bosevski (HR)
A week to work in and with Nature

18-23

JUN

Make Your Own Chair
You will learn to make a chair using your hands to give shape to your own ideas. The seat, legs and back will be made with freshly cut wood from the forest that surrounds Cerdeira.

18-23

JUN

Make Your Own Chair
You will learn to make a chair using your hands to give shape to your own ideas. The seat, legs and back will be made with freshly cut wood from the forest that surrounds Cerdeira.

18-23

JUN

Make Your Own Chair
You will learn to make a chair using your hands to give shape to your own ideas. The seat, legs and back will be made with freshly cut wood from the forest that surrounds Cerdeira.

18-23

JUN

Make Your Own Chair
You will learn to make a chair using your hands to give shape to your own ideas. The seat, legs and back will be made with freshly cut wood from the forest that surrounds Cerdeira.

18-23

JUN

Make Your Own Chair
You will learn to make a chair using your hands to give shape to your own ideas. The seat, legs and back will be made with freshly cut wood from the forest that surrounds Cerdeira.

18-23

JUN

Make Your Own Chair
You will learn to make a chair using your hands to give shape to your own ideas. The seat, legs and back will be made with freshly cut wood from the forest that surrounds Cerdeira.