Porto, Portugal

2024 Porto Illustration Summer School

when 15 July 2024 - 20 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 690

The one week course will appeal to participants who want to develop their personal visual language and want to experiment new techniques either with traditional mediums, like watercolour or digital drawing (Adobe Illustrator ranging from character design and hand-lettering illustration to Urban Sketching and Stickers, Pins and Sticker Tatoos. It is designed for practitioners who have an interest in pursuing a career in illustration, either part or full time.

The course will help you to build a strong illustration portfolio, regardless of your background: illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist, visual art students, architects, designers, tattooists, animators.

During the course the participants will visit the city with the guidance of local experts, knowing the history and cultural past, as well as the traditions of the local people.

Course leader

Elsa Navarro

Target group


Course aim

Students will participate in a creative and productive atmosphere for two weeks under the guidance of our international awarded team of tutors. Based on a practical approach, students will undergo a personal approach to the creative process, within one of Europe´s most beautiful and oldest cities, in recent years several times awarded Europe´s Best Destination, including in 2022.

Fee info

EUR 690: Full illustration course fee (one week): €690
All participants are responsible for their own flight arrangements and daily meals (average individual meal price in Porto starts from 8 to 10 euros and above).
About the materials: you just need to bring some basic drawing tools and your prefered drawing/painting techniche + a laptop computer, we provide papers, more drawing matterials, graphic tablet for digital drawing, etc... Because we may use Adobe Illustrator, a laptop is preferable to just ipad.