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Accommodation Traditional Schist houses

Stay in one of our eight schist houses, made of local shale, lovingly restored by keeping both, tradition and modern comfort in mind. These are unique spaces, enhanced by exclusive works of art created by national and international artists.

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Activities

Make your stay unforgettable by booking a Creative Experience, walking through the mountains or exploring the Central Region of Portugal guided by one of our exclusive itineraries.
Creative Experiences

Creative Experiences

Make the most of your stay with us and spend some creative time in our studios. Enjoy a 3-hour workshop for families or small groups.
Explore the Area

Explore the Area

We are right in the center of Portugal. Explore the region with our exclusive itineraries, created just for you.
Hiking in Nature

Hiking in Nature

Discover the way to the neighboring village. Brooks, chestnut trees and deer hide in the mountain. Contact us for proposals.

Arts & Crafts Unleash your creative potential

We offer both small creative experiences and intensive week-long courses. All our activities are characterised by a friendly and supportive environment, excellent course leaders and unique workspaces in the heart of an unparalleled and inspirational natural environment.

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Upcoming Courses

Match your stay with one of our scheduled courses. Discover the artist within you.
Wood Carving

Wood Carving

01.07.17 – 02.07.17
Creativity and wood carving, working with the wood of the most noble and distinctive trees in the region, the chesnut.
Ceramics

Ceramics

26.08.17 – 27.08.17
Observe objects appearing from your own two hands, learning different pottery techniques, including using the potters wheel.
Creative Travel Writing

Creative Travel Writing

28.10.17 – 29.10.17
This course is aimed at every kind of traveller, whether budget or luxury, from sofa tourists to radical wanderers.

Artist Residencies Let nature inspire you.

Come to Cerdeira and let your artistic project take shape in a place where art and nature blend together. Make the most of our equipment, studios and support. Enjoy a quiet environment in an isolated village and learn from your fellow artists.

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Artist Week

This is a unique opportunity to completely immerse yourself in art and creativity, gaining deep knowledge, guided by professional, experienced artists.
Japanese wood firing ceramics with Masakazu Kusakabe

Japanese wood firing ceramics with Masakazu Kusakabe

22.07.17 – 28.07.17
A week with Sensei Masakazu Kusakabe (Japan). Getting to know the history of Japanese ceramics, the ash glazes, making tea bowl or small sculptures. Fire your art pieces in our wood firing kiln.
Make your own chair with Peter Lanyon

Make your own chair with Peter Lanyon

11.09.17 – 17.09.17
A week with Peter Lanyon. Learn to make a free-form chair of your own design. We will use fresh-cut wood cut from the surrounding forest for a creative and unique chair.
Painting and Artisanal Production of ‘Azulejos’ with Cristina Vilarinho

Painting and Artisanal Production of ‘Azulejos’ with Cristina Vilarinho

23.09.17 – 29.09.17
The azulejo is one of Portugal’s most emblematic forms of cultural expression. They have been decorating and giving life to the walls of palaces and churches, public buildings and train stations.

Project Host We welcome your idea

If you have an idea for a group project we'll be glad to be your host. Artists, managers, teachers or outdoor sport lovers that value nature and authenticity, get in touch to find out about spaces, equipments and conditions.

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