The Art School in Olhao Portugal –

After a very busy three months, I am now looking forward to returning to the beautiful school in Olhao, Portugal.  

Shadow play on the upper level of school house with 150 year old olive tree.  

P1150699I enjoy observing and capturing the movement of light and shadow.    The internal courtyards afford wonderful opportunities for this.

The olive tree meanders up through the different levels of the school.    This was the view from my bedroom on the second level.


Along with superb painting opportunities in the different courtyards and of course throughout the town – there is also a fantastic studio…….

P1150901Alhoa is a fishing town, and so along with an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, we will enjoy beautifully prepared seafood all prepared in the school’s kitchen, overseen by the wonderful Margarida.

17 thoughts on “The Art School in Olhao Portugal –

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  2. ourfrenchoasis

    What fun you will have, Roddy and I met in Portugal and spent several years on the island of Madeira. The people are just wonderful and I am sure the painting opportunities will be fantastic. X

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning Sue, I tutor at this School every year in April…and given previous restraints re Mother have always gone for one week…this year, it will be more like three weeks which I am so looking forward to. I also love the people of Portugal. Madeira is indeed beautiful….Hope you enjoy a lovely day…Janet. xx

  3. Bonnie Halsey-Dutton

    Janet, Thank you for getting word out to your followers about the workshop I will be leading at the Art in the Algarve School this Spring! I look forward to having many more creative engagements and laughs with you, dear friend!

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      For me, the Art School in Olhao is one of the best venues in the world for pursuing the creative process. I love it and every time I go there, I feel as if I have arrived home. Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend….Janet. 🙂

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Thank you for the comment, and the School really is for me one of the most inspiring places to work and creative. I love it there and will look forward to returning in April and then again October. Janet 🙂


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