Make your way to the charming village of Sintra, where the classical 4-star Tivoli Hotel will be our home and creative hub for the next few days. We’ll dive straight into our creative holiday with our first hands-on project on Sunday afternoon – a beautifully hand-made, hand-stitched journal that you will use to document your […]
After a delicious breakfast overlooking the scenic Sintra Valley, we’ll spend the day discovering the possibilities of Fabric Art. We’ll learn to create our own patterns and designs, try out different transfer techniques and create one-of-a-kind fabric prints. Lunch will be in one of the authentic local eateries, sampling the delights of Portuguese cuisine. The afternoon […]
Take the morning to visit some of the historical palaces. Make an early start at the hauntingly beautiful ruins of the Moorish Castle, perched on the highest point of the Serra de Sintra, or explore the more recent Palacio da Pena, restored in the 19th century as a summer retreat for the royal family. A […]
Today we’ll visit beautiful Cascais, often referred to as the Portuguese Riviera. Its mixture of sleepy-sea-side-village-meets-playground-of-the-rich-and-famous feel is uniquely captivating. We’ll explore the delights of the village market together before heading off to a quaint and lovely local store which will host us for today’s azulejo-inspired yarn projects. And if you thought granny-squares are only […]
Today we continue to explore our creativity with a morning session on Canvas Art. Terrified of drawing and a paint brush? Fear not – we’ll show you some great ways of overcoming the Blank Canvas Syndrome! Then head off to the train station, and we’ll take the train to Lisbon. Explore the seven hills on […]
Take it easy this morning, visit more of the gems of Sintra, take a tram to the beach if you like, or simply sip a cafézinho in the sun. The morning is free for you to enjoy at leisure. In the afternoon we’ll be taking inspiration from the traditional black and white calçadas (pavements), and giving it […]
Our final session this morning will be a quick, fun project that you can share with your friends back home. We’ll wrap up the week, say our goodbyes, and head back with great stories to tell, new techniques to practice and perfect, and a renewed determination to do that which we enjoy.