Duration: continuous training (pause at August and September)

Hours: Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monthly fee: €40 (VAT included)

Trainer: Ana Monteiro

About the course

Aimed at beginners and people who want to deepen their knowledge, the Free Drawing and Painting Course develops on the idea that anyone can paint. For centuries, painting has been associated with the principle that only a few people would be able to perform a painting. This reductive vision has lasted for centuries and is now confronted with a need for reformulation in order to become more comprehensive and democratic.

Painting presupposes knowledge and mastery of techniques, but mainly of the construction and development of a personal universe based on the taste and experience of each one. Motivation will be essential in the construction of the personal pictorial universe.

The Free Drawing and Painting Course is based on this principle that each participant must, after having acquired some of the fundamental techniques and procedures, sustain his pictorial work in his own experience, not only at an artistic level, but at a general level. Painting immerges from this set of premises that are the taste, culture, personality and motivation of its author.

About the trainer

Master in Painting by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Ana Monteiro was born in Braga, city where she began her artistic training, even before joining the Fine Arts Course. Over the last 5 years she has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad, in cities such as Braga, Porto, Lisbon and São Paulo.


Exercises to develop

– photocopies – both in drawing and painting

– painting and drawing in sight

– own projects


Theoretical component

– study of materials and techniques

– art history: main movements, authors and works


Material needed for the first classes (drawing)

– an A3 block of paper (brand: Papel cavlinho)

– graphite pencils (hardnesses HB, 2B, 4B and 6B)

– eraser

– black ballpoint pen


Painting supplies

– oil paints

– linseed oil

– turpentine



– synthetic hair brushes of different sizes (#1, 4, 6, 8, 12, 20)