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Special Painting Program with Veronika Bilkova

3 days | 2 nights

Special Painting Program with the painter and illustrator Veronika Bilkova.

“I paint mostly on canvas by acrylic colours, with a palette-knife paiting technique. I prefer landscapes and figural motives as the main themes of my work. I often use plastic relief painting in combination with ultramarine shades to support the depth of the picture and its theme.”

Experience per person
860 € in a double room at Monte da Peceguina
960 € in a suite at Monte da Peceguina
1060 € at Casa do Ancoradouro
1110 € at Casa das Pedras
0-3 years old – Free of charge / 4-6 years old – 100€ / 7-12 years old – 150€

From 13-07-2021 until 15-07-2021

15:00 – Arrival at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova. Pay attention to the scenery that surrounds you, it is going to be useful in the next few days.

17:00 – Module I – The Charm of Colour. The first lesson will be about the many colour tones, uniform areas of painting and aerial perspective. We teach on how to mix colours with a brush or a spatula to achieve the desired effect. We explain how to paint a landscape – from the base paint to the background and main themes. And now, lets practice? We start with painting with brushes over the small canvas of a landscape without complex elements. Let us concentrate mainly in mixing the right tones and in capturing the depth of the space.

19:30 – After this first module we think it is necessary a first dose of inspiration, and nothing more inspiring than tasting the wines produced in the Estate. Not even colour is missing here: white, rosé, or red?

20:30 – Colour, colour, colour! The art of our kitchen can be seen in many ways: explore the colours, the flavours, the textures in the comfort of our restaurant. At the end of the meal take your time to contemplate the starry sky of Alentejo.

09:00 – Served in the comfort of your room or in the common areas, don’t forget to take in the Nature in its fulness, while you taste the best and freshest products from Malhadinha at breakfast.

10:00 – Module II – Put aside the brush and grab the spatula! The intention is for you to learn how to use the spatula to apply more paint and obtain a relief on the painting. This technique allows us to express more dynamism on the painting and at the same time play with the straight and precise architectural lines. The result will be amazing.

13:00 – We could not want you to take in all the sceneries of Malhadinha! Now put the spatula aside and grab the cutlery! We prepared an incredible selection of Malhadinha’s snacks at our Casa do Ancoradouro, the highest point of the Estate, with a breath-taking view and where you can enjoy all the line of our architecture.

14:00 – In this Alentejo heart, there is nothing like enjoying one of the many pools of the Estate or enjoy your free time to take a walk around the property.

17:00 – Module III – Composition and perspective. In this session we talk about space, painting composition, shapes, and location of the main themes. We explain the basic rules of perspective and explain why architecture is as interesting as the main theme of the landscape. Finally, we will introduce more details and more elaborate techniques in the painting.

20:30 – Today was a very intense day, of many learnings and new experiences. We could not put together another emblematic dinner, always with the perspective of obtaining Malhadinha’s refinement.

09:00 – While you enjoy nature and the slow passing of time at Malhadinha, enjoy a delicious breakfast.

10:00 – Module IV – Catching shade. One of the most important condition for landscape painting is painting quickly, because the light, the objects, and the weather are constantly changing. On the last day, we will learn how to remember a moment and painting as quickly as possible so that we can capture it. We will show the most interesting light and shadow tricks, that will help you give shape to more sculptural objects.

13:00 – Picknicks are a Malhadinha classic. Surrender yourself to nature’s power and experience our fantastic picknick – catching shade here is also recommended, paired with a selection of Peceguina wines.





2 nights accommodation in double occupation units. All meals mentioned in the program. All activities mentioned in the Guest Experience Team program.


All drinks during meals and otherwise, except welcome drink wines and those contemplated on the menu.



In situations where the Outdoor Activities are conditioned by Weather Issues, the activities will be switched with similar experiences with the client's consent and according with the client's preferences.

Cancel Policy:

Bookings can be altered or cancelled if made until 5 days before the check-in date.
If cancellation takes place after the 5 day window, the full 100% value of the experience will be charged.
In the case of a no-show or early leave the full 100% value of the experience will be charged.

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Special Painting Program with Veronika Bilkova | 2 nights

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(+351) 284 965 432

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