Porto workshop March 2023

20th – 24th of March

Skolen arrangerer jevnlig studieturer til museer og gallerier både i Norge og utlandet.

The workshop in Porto will take place in the week 12: 20th to 24th March 2023

The students have to arrange their own flight to/from Porto and place to stay (hotel/airbnb, etc). We advise the students to order Europeisk helsetrygdkort på Helsenorge.

NOTE: This program is a work in progress, the week is decided but the dates and hours of each  workshop may be updated.


Day 1 – monday 20th March

18.00 | Meet at Mira Forum Space

adress: Rua de Miraflor, 155  → maps 

[from 18.30 | Performance Susana Chiocca]

19.00 | Welcome drink and presentation. Brief information about the program of the following days.


Day 2 – tuesday 21st March

10.00 | Meet at Aliados by the McDonald’s restaurant (Porto center) → maps

City-walk and Workshop (part 1) 

A central goal of the workshop “Illustration and Architecture” is to investigate the expanded field of illustration, in its intersection with other disciplines such as architecture. This workshop proposes new methods to conduct visual research while the participants explore the city of Porto as if they were a “flâneur”… Always seeking parallels and extrapolations between different forms of mapping, thinking and making. Therefore, the tour is planed as investigative framework for translations to illustration practice to exist.

Lunch pause and some time to yourself (ca. 2 hours)

15.00 | Meet at Praça de Gomes Teixeira / Praca dos Leoes (fountain with lions) → maps

Visit to the alternative art scene from Porto

City walk at the Art District Miguel Bombarda neighbourhood until ca. 17.00
Free evening

Day 3 – wednesday 22nd March

10.00 | Meet at Praça de Gomes Teixeira / Praca dos Leoes (fountain with lions) → maps

City walk and workshop (part 2) 

12.30 | Meet at Aliados by the McDonald’s restaurant (Porto center) [link maps] – We take private bus to São João da Madeira: Old Factories and Art

14.00 | Visit to Fábrica Viarco – Visit to Viarco pencil factories and talk about on the old manufacturing processes

16.00 | Visit to The Oliva Art Centre (Núcleo de Arte da Oliva) and talk with the artistic director Andreia Magalhães on the permanent colections from Treger/Saint Silvestre – Art Brut and Norlinda e José Silva – Contemporary Art.

We take the private bus back to Porto together.

Free evening

Day 4 – thursday 23rd March

Full day workshop with Goncalo Pena and Marisa FerreiraCentro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (meet director Marta Mestre)

08.45  | Meet at Aliados by the McDonald’s restaurant (Porto center) [link maps] – We take a private bus from Porto to Guimaraes

10.00 | Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães. (meet director Marta Mestre). Guided visit of art center (CIAJG).

Lunch pause

15.00 | Art work presentation by artist Marisa Ferreira (art center-CIAJG)

You can spend the rest of afternoon in Guimaraes (sugestions at the end of document) or return to Porto (choose your own transport: taxi / uber, train or bus):

Rede Expressos (bus) → link

CP – Comboios de Portugal (train) → link

Day 5 – friday 24th March

10.30 | Meet at Serralves main entrance → maps
Serralves Museum and gardens guided visit (ca. 1,5 hours)

13.00 | Free afternoon

17.30 | | Meet at Campa.nice – address Rua de Anselmo Braancamp 529 [link maps] Transports: Metro station ‘Campo 24 de Agosto’ or Bus: Pinto Bessa – Moreira, 206

Guided visit with Filipa Valente to art spaces in Anselmo Braamcamp street (45 min.)

19.30 | | Dinner – DTK invites all the students and staff to dinner at Restaurant Hotelier: Rua Anselmo Braancamp, 324 [link maps]


List of suggested materials (suggestions only, no need to buy everything on the list)

  • Sketch Book + ou – A5 ou A4, without rings.
  • 6 or more sheets of white paper cut to the same size as the sketch book.
  • Watercolors.
  • Round brushes between sizes 6 to 12 or water brushes (ideally).
  • Wide flat brush.
  • Ecolines (pen) 3 different colors, light, medium, and a very dark blue or black. • Fine black waterproof pen + or – 0.8.
  • Graphite pencil 6B.
  • Charcoal pencil.

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