Treat yourself to a relaxed and enjoyable artistic adventure while exploring Lisbon’s magnificent countryside, breathtaking beaches, charming towns steeped in history and delicious gastronomic delights. With individual tuition for both budding and accomplished artists, we celebrate the beautiful region of the Dolphin Coast in the only way we know how - by capturing it on paper. We offer several still life drawing and painting classes at our studios if the weather is bad and several art based field trips if it's good. You can choose from a seascapes class along the Ericeira coast, a nature walk through the forest at the Tapada of Mafra or a morning sketching wild horses in the hills near our studio. 4 hours may seem like a long time, but we begin slowly with plenty of tea and coffee and a quick drawing session to loosen you up, before heading off out into nature to make some memorable images for you to keep and take home with you. So why not take some time out from the usual beach, surf and sight seeing type of activities by joining us for one of our drawing workshops whilst relishing in a wonderful afternoon out in nature, feasting your senses and being inspired.
Chris and Terri Radcliffe founded Art Café in 2019. After running a successful advertising and design studio for over 20 years, they decided to get back to what inspired their creative journey in the first place, being artists. Chis is a Liverpool based conceptual artist and designer. His work has been exhibited internationally from the picturesque streets of Barcelona to the bustling high rises of New York. Chris enjoys sharing his vast and diverse experience in a relaxed and supportive way that encourages guests to progress at their own pace, whilst learning new skills and of course, having fun socialising over a glass of wine and some delicious tapas.Terri is a renowned international award winning designer. Today this husband-and-wife duo work collaboratively to create highly imaginative paintings and drawings for the fine art market.
Tea, coffee and drinks Appetisers Let me know if you are on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free
Art materials provided. We will provide you with a light fold up chair for when we stop to draw in a particular spot.
Weather permitting, we'll most likely take a walk up into the hills behind the studio and spend a few hours sketching the local landscape, natural fauna and stunning views. There are about 20 horses that live on our hillside, so if we're quiet and try not to startle them, there's always a good chance that they will grow curious and wander over to where we are and then we can try to capture the moment with our cameras and pencils.
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