Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal, March 2018

March 16-25, 2018


Lisbon and Sintra are dazzlingly beautiful places that once inspired many of the British Romantic poets. Come see why. We will focus on gardens, castles, and the sea in this trip centered on drawing inspiration from nature. Take a walking tour down a cobblestoned labyrinth of streets; paint or write on location from a castle with a view to the coast; and learn to make a foraged flower nosegay on a biological farm. Share your work with other writers and artists, and receive feedback and guidance on your own projects. All this is waiting for you this Spring.





March 15: Suggested to fly into Lisbon one day early to allow for time adjustment.
March 16th: Retreat begins in the afternoon. Make your own way to the hotel, or request transfer for additional fee. Celebratory dinner and setting creative intentions. 
March 17th: A Writer's and Artist's walking tour of Lisbon. 
March 18th: Creative work and exploration. Meet in the evening to share.
March 19th: Depart for Sintra, countryside of castles and palaces.
March 20th: Hike to the Moorish castle and write on location. 
March 21st: Creative time and exploration. Meet in the evening to share. 
March 22nd: Visit a biological farm near Sintra for a class on plant-based fiber dyes. 
March 23rd: Foraged flower class with local flower artist at biological farm.  
March 24th: Morning for creative work. Afternoon by the sea. Dinner at a seaside restaurant to celebrate and share. 
March 25th: Depart for flights home via Lisbon airport. 





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