Call for applications: Intensive Studio in Drawing and Painting

Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual (Ar.Co)
Quinta de S. Miguel

Almada, Portugal

Application deadline: 18 June 2012

The Intensive Summer Studio in Drawing and Painting is structured in three sequential parts and accepts international and national students with previous training aiming to explore and render more substantial the orientation of their work. Two or three tutors will be present at every session (depending on need) and provide individual commentary according to each participant's personal pace and the degree of development of his/her work. Sessions will be conducted in both English and Portuguese.

Selected works may integrate the "Fall Exhibition/Open Studio" of Ar.Co, in September 2012.

15 good quality jpg images and a brief bio in Word document format. Selective interview.

I: July 23–August 11
Studio hours Monday–Friday 10–8pm. Tutorials Tuesdays and Thursdays 3–6pm
II: August 13–August 31
Studio hours Monday–Friday 10–8pm. Tutorials Fridays 3–6pm
III: September 3–September 7
Studio hours Monday–Friday 10– 8pm. Tutorials Tuesdays and Thursdays 3–6pm

Number of participants: 10–16


Manuel Castro Caldas Executive Director of Ar.Co; teaches and coordinates the Advanced Course in Fine Arts
Marcelo Costa Practicing artist; Head of the Cinema/Movement Image Department
Manuel Caldeira Practicing artist; teaches Painting/Drawing Level 3 at Ar.Co

Week of June 21–29

Tuition, registration feem, and school insurance
445 EUR + 45 EUR (enrolment) + 2,5 EUR (insurance)

Useful information
The Summer Studio will take place in the generous studio spaces of Ar.Co's installations at the Quinta de S. Miguel in Almada, a refurbished 19th-century farm complex and a ten minute drive from Lisbon and the ocean beaches of Caparica.
The school's library on the premises includes computers with internet access and Wifi.
Participants have access to a common area with a fridge, microwaves, coffee machine, etc.

20 minutes from Lisbon

By boat: Cais do Sodré to Cacilhas. In Cacilhas take the surface metro to Universidade and get off at Pragal Station. Walk 100m upwards to to Quinta de S. Miguel.
By train: From Entrecampos, Sete Rios or Campolide Stations direction Sétubal or Cóina (approx. every 15min). Get off at Estação do Pragal. Walk 100m upwards to to Quinta de S. Miguel.

For further information and applications
Ana Martinho:
Isabel Santos: