Twice a year- once in spring and once in autumn - Monte do Casarão organizes a painting week. The course is for beginners and advanced students. You can paint or sketch using any technique and any materials you like. The Dutch Jenny Helder will support and coach the students during both art weeks.
July is the month of harvesting the cork. The cork oak is the only tree whose bark can be picked up whole. Once in a ten-year period, the tree can be harvested. That is why there is painted the number of the year on each peeled tree, so that the peeler knows when the ten years are over.
Cork is hand work. It happens with the greatest of care. Cork is precious. Portugal is the largest exporter of Cork. On our website you can find more about Cork. One of our guests has also a nice video made about it.