Intensive Travel Sketching Workshop in Porto
From 4th to 7th August 2023
Our Travel Sketching Workshop in Porto will allow us to discover the city with a creative and personal approch through drawing.
The second city of Portugal, Porto is a picturesque city that knows how to make its visitors fall in love. The decadent appearance of some areas gives the city a special charm. Its sloping streets, its coloured houses, or those covered sometimes with deteriorated tiles, the orange tiles roofs, the friendliness of its inhabitants make Porto a inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists.
This workshop in Porto is open to people wishing to learn or improve their drawing skills in Urban Sketching.
During this workshop you will learn to develop your sense of observation to depict a bit of everything that surrounds you in your sketchbook:
buildings and emblematic elements of Porto, characters, street scenes, arquitectural details…
We will remind in a playful way some fondamentals of drawing, such as perspective and composition, and we will learn to forget them from time to time to play with the spontaneity of our lines.
We will also explore complementary techniques to drawing such as collage, typography and watercolor.
Observation, experimentation and letting go will be emphasized.
This course will help you acquire the confidence and ease which are necessary to progress.
– From Friday to Sunday, from 10h to 17h30. (lunch break included)
– Monday, from 10h to 13h
We will communicate the meeting point to the participants by email.
We will communicate the programm of following days the first day of the workshop.
Sketch-barcelona reserves the right to cancel this workshop in case of not reaching a sufficient number of registered participants.
We will send the payment details by email.
The price includes only the pedagogical part.
Please provide an additional budget for consomption in bars and museum tickets.
How the workshop is planned
I have planned the workshop so that all the participants can manage their budget as they wish, choosing the mode of transport or accommodation that best suits them.
The workshop begins on August 4th, 2023 at 10am. Which means that the participants should arrive the day before, or the same day before 10am. The workshop ends on August 7, 2023 at around 1pm.
Every day we will meet at 10am in a different place in Porto. We will draw outside all day long if the weather is ok. We will get inspired by different themes: buildings, people, a street atmosphere, details…).
We will hae lunch together the first day to get to know each other better, and the other days, each one is free to eat alone or with other participants. The workshop will go on after lunch until 5:30pm.
Important to highlight
– Small group workshop (approx 10 people). So it is better to register in advance.
– Classes can be taught in Spanish, English and French.
– The price only includes the pedagogical part.
Are not included: transportation, accommodation, meals, museum tickets, extraordinary expenses, nor material.
– We will dedicate our time to learning urban sketching. We will not have time for touristic visits.
– No obligation to eat together during the workshop, although we propose to have lunch together the first day to get to know each other better.
– We will travel mainly on foot and occasionally by public transport.
– Sketch Barcelona reserves the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of participants has not been reached, or due to Force Majeure.
Practical aspects for before the workshop
Flights. There are direct flights to Porto from the main European cities.
Insurance. You can take out travel insurance to handle the practical aspects of the trip: flights delays or cancellation, theft and robbery, accommodation problems, illness or cancellation. Sketchbarcelona will be responsible only for the pedagogical part.
Accommodation. You can book an accommodation through pages such as Booking.com, Trivago, Airbnb … It is better to choose an accomodation in the centre of the city, or that it is well connected (bus, train or metro).
Folding chair or stool. I recommend you bring a folding stool to be able to sit anywhere and draw comfortably. The floor can be dirty or damp. You can find them in Decathlon or Amazon, in the hunting and fishing section.
Please consider preparing a list of important contacts in order to manage travel risks or specific needs.
- Address and telephone number of the Consulate of your country of residence.
- Health insurance abroad, travel insurance if you have one, (accommodation, means of transportation, loss or theft of personal property, etc)
- Details of your bank in case of loss or theft of your credit card