5 Days of Drawing in Nature in the mountains of Cerdeira, Portugal - 24th – 28th October 2018

We'll 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.

24th – 28th October 2018

9:30am -12:30pm ; 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Price: 315€ - basic materials and shared accommodation included.
Meals are excluded. You can either bring your own or enjoy a light meal at cafe da Videira.
Minimal drawing experience required.
6 – 12 people.


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.

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. 

Since 2017 they lecture the Teaching the Arts for the team of artists connected to the Cerdeira Arts & Crafts School.