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Non Toxic Printmaking Workshop

2018-08-09 - 2018-08-17
Teacher: Fernando Santiago (Puerto Rico)
Location: Alijó, Portugal
Capacity: 20

Registrations are now open to Non-Toxic Printmaking Workshop in Alijó during the next Biennial of Douro 2018. This is an excellent opportunity not only to learn new etching techniques and procedures, learning with artists from all over the world, but also to visit the Biennial exhibitions around the region. Douro is the first wine region in the world with two classifications from UNESCO as a World Heritage for its landscape and for the rock carvings of Côa Valley - the world's largest engraving sanctuary. The Workshop will take place between 13 and 16 August 2018, but the artists may arrive the day 9 and attend the opening of the Biennial on 10 August. The tours to several exhibitions of the Biennial are included on 11 and 12 August. The check out date will be in the 17th.


9th August 14.00h Arrived in Alijó city and accommodation in the Youth Pousada of Alijó

10th August 10.00h - 21.30hBiennial Opening, guided visit Museum and conferences - 9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2018 - Côa Museum - Foz Côa

11st August 9.00h - 18:30h Biennial Exhibitions Tour – Museum of Contemporary Art Nadir Afonso and Cultural Center - Chaves; Portal Wine farm and Miguel Torga Cultural Space - (Sabrosa)

12th August 9.00h – 21.30h Biennial Exhibitions Tour – Theatre of Vila Real (Vila Real,) and Douro Museum (Régua)- Opening Artist Homage exhibition and conference

13th August 10.00h – 19.00h Opening Workshop by the Master Fernando Santiago (Porto Rico/USA) - Piscinas Municipais de Alijó

14th August 10.00h – 19.00h Workshop by the Master Fernando Santiago (Porto Rico/USA) - Piscinas Municipais de Alijó

15th August 10.00h – 19.00h Workshop by the Master Fernando Santiago (Porto Rico/USA) - Piscinas Municipais de Alijó

16th August 10.00h – 21.30h End of the Workshop with the Master  Fernando Santiago (Porto Rico/USA) - Piscinas Municipais de Alijó; 20.00h - Workshop group Dinner

17th August End of the Programme - Artists Check Out

What's included:
  1. 8 nights Accommodation at the Youth Hostel of Alijó (4 beds dorm) *contact us after to upgrade to a double room
  2. Non Toxic Printmaking Workshop with Master Fernando Santiago
  3. Workshop materials
  4. Biennial Exhibitions Guided Tour
  5. Final Workshop Group Dinner