Painting Holiday in Portugal

The painting weeks at Monte do Casarão in 2020 are from:

  • April 8th to April 15th
  • September 30th to October 7th

You can paint or sketch using any technique and any materials you like. The group will consist of 15 persons at most. Margot Maria Verhoeven, a gifted Dutch painter and an inspiring teacher, is happy to support and coach the students during both art weeks. The course is for beginners and for advanced students.

Where to stay

You will be staying in one of Monte do Casarão’s attractive and comfortable cottages with breath-taking views: in Casa Marcanta, Casa Boa or Casa Valorosa (each with two double bedrooms and one bathroom) or in Casa Basta (with three double rooms and two bathrooms). Food, drink and transport (from and to Faro airport, on Monte do Casarão and to the painting locations) are taken care of.

What are the costs

The costs for the all-inclusive art week amount to € 769 per person (flight and art material not included), based on one person per room. If you share a room with another student, you pay only € 579 per person. You can also bring your partner/daughter/son/or friend. Non-students get a € 75 discount on the prices mentioned before. The maximum number of people in Casa Basta is 6; the maximum number in Casa Marcanta, Casa Boa and Casa Valorosa is 4.

If you don´t want to take part in the all-inclusive offer, you pay the rent of the cottage (at least during the painting week) + € 328 per student. A possibility for those who like to come with non-painting friends or relatives. The costs of living and transport you have to pay yourselves.

We have some places left for those who live nearby and only want to take part in a few painting days. Costs are € 30 per morning or afternoon. Lunch € 7,50.

Paintingprogramme 2019 The programme of 2020 will be available at the end of november but will not differ much of the 2019 programme.


The painting course 2020 is from

Wednesday April 8th – Wednesday April 15th

and from

Wednesday September 30th – Wednesday October 7th






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    Juni. Der Kaktus blüht. Die Blumen sind wunderschön. Bald werden die Blüten zu Früchten. Ich mag die Kaktusfeigen nicht so gerne. Sie schmecken ein wenig feige. Es ist gut, dass ich sie nicht mag. Das Säubern der Früchte ist eine höllische Arbeit und man braucht eine Menge Werkzeug dafür: Zangen, ein Messer, eine Gabel, Handschuhe und gute Schuhe.

    Mit der Zange pflücken Sie die Früchte vom Strauch und legen sie auf den Boden. Mit Ihrem Schuh sorgen Sie dafür, dass er an seinem Platz bleibt. Mit dem Messer schneiden Sie die Enden ab und mit der Gabel stechen Sie die Frucht aus der Schale. Dann nehmen Sie es mit Ihren behandschuhten Händen auf. Alles, um die lästigen Stacheln zu vermeiden.

    Oh, nun. Manche Dinge muss man einfach so lassen, wie sie sind.



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