19th - 20th May 2018

Introduction to Ink and Wash

A whole weekend dedicated to exploring indian ink and chinese brushes. Outdoors and in the classroom we will be exploring this  centuries old tradition through structured exercises that will allow for a gradual and steady learning process. 


19th – 20th May 2018;
9:30am -12:30pm ; 2pm - 5pm;
Price: 126 € -
basic materials and shared accommodation included;
Meals are excluded. You can either bring your own or enjoy a light meal at cafe da Videira;
For beginners with or without experience;
7 – 12 people.

Bodil Eide and Paulo Borges

Teaching Artists


Bodil and Paulo have been teaching art together since 2007. They are part of an international community of artists who study with the South African artists Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky (rosenclaire) in Florence, Italy. Bodil received her teacher's training for foundation and advanced courses in drawing, painting, sculpture and contemporary art practice from them.

Between them they have more than 15 years of experience in teaching structured courses in painting, drawing, sculpture and creativity, to an audience of foundation students, visual artists, art teachers, as well as children and youngsters. 

Since 2017 they lecture the Teaching the Arts for the team of artists connected to the Cerdeira Arts & Crafts School.




Drawing with indian ink is a centuries old tradition. From detailed drawings to the most loose approaches, it's a technique that continues to fascinate us with it's variety of expressions.

Used with abundant water it allows for the most unpredictable effects, while the use of a dry brush makes for a rich approach to line and texture. The use of the chinese brush, with its unique qualities, is key to obtaining some degree of mastery with indian ink.

We've created a whole weekend dedicated to this technique, allowing the time for studying and practicing that it deserves.

Cerdeira Village and the forest that surrounds it is rich with views, textures, stone houses, trees, plants and stones that invite us to explore drawing and all its qualities.

We shall draw outdoors and in the classroom, using structured exercises that will allow for a gradual and steady learning process. This course is suitable for beginners and for whoever wants to learn and explore!



  • If you decide to stay in one of our houses you will enjoy a 10% discount.

  • 10% early bird discount if you sign up 3 months before.

  • Group meals can also be ordered.