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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.

 
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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.

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Wood

Wood has been at the very heart of the life of Cerdeira from its beginning.

Our space lends itself to the teaching and practicing of traditional and contemporary woodworking.

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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.

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Other techniques

From writing to textiles, there are many ways of thinking creatively.

Cerdeira welcomes all these knowledge where technique and material find the time and silence necessary for learning to happen.

 

Calendar

 
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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.
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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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10-12

AGO

Handmade tile workshop with Cristina + Alberto from Projecto A2
An introduction to manufacturing tiles with nature as a source of inspiration.

21-25

AGO

5 days of drawing in nature with bodil eide + paulo borges
Develop and enrich your expression through drawing. We'll have the best drawing teacher there is available to us: wild nature.

24-29

AGO

Ceramics and Nature by Lidia Boševski
A different approach to ceramics trough all five senses, an imersion in nature and silence is what we promiss for this weeks course.

31-4

AGO/SET

Paper sculpture with Dário Zeruto
The fold like an instrument of design and creation, tridimensionality and the movement of paper.

20-22

SET

Tea-cups and Rakú firing
Create a collection of tea-cups to better appreciate your tea with Miguel Neto and Paula Violante.

28-6

SET/OCT

Ceramic sculpture and wood firing
An introduction to ceramic sculpture and wood firing with Renato Costa e Silva and Kerstin Thomas.
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October

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From Masters and Chefs - fall flavours
We are joining Lousã's Food Festival "Fall flavours", in October. We are mixing regional cuisine with its fresh and local delicacies and creativity. We invited Master Ceramists and Portuguese Chef, Freddy Guerreiro, to present us with a unique gastronomic experience.

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.