Join Mary Giammarino in Porto, Portugal - May 4 - 11, 2023
There is no city more welcoming than Porto and no better place to paint. And for that matter, there is no better art instructor than Mary Giammarino to help you capture the essence of Portugal. This will be the fourth workshop Mary had led for us and in addition to being a great artist, she has a knack of making it all fun.
The historic structures in Porto stand shoulder to shoulder, with its colorful facades and roofs flowing down to the edge of the Douro River.
In the evening the city comes alive, with lights shimmering across the water and cafes and restaurants that line the banks of the river.
In addition to ample time to paint, we’ll visit the beach, take a train trip to Braga, another historic Portuguese town, and get to know Porto inside and out.
Each morning we’ll rise to a delicious Portuguese breakfast at our hotel. Once we’re ready to face the day, we’ll pack up our painting supplies and head out to different areas of this small, charming city along the banks of the River Douro.
There will be historic buildings to paint, as well as lovely churches and other structures. Or you can paint the striking view across the river.
We’ll paint until lunch. The afternoon will be your time to relax or to explore the city on your own. For dinner we’ll sample the fine Portuguese cuisine
Since we are so close to the Atlantic beach, we’ll visit the ocean one afternoon. And one of the days we’ll take a train to the historic town of Braga where we’ll shop at the open-air market and soak in the sights and sounds of a different part of Portugal.
We will also book a boat trip up the Douro River to see where the grapes are grown on the banks of the river that are made into Port and sold all around the world.
Non-artist partners and others are very welcome on this tour and will enjoy the alternative activities we have planned for you for when the artists are painting.