Learn to draw with your imagination with Mattias Adolfsson

6-10 March 2025

Mattias Adolfsson, a celebrated Swedish illustrator and artist, is renowned for his intricate and whimsical drawings that often feature fantastical machinery, densely packed cityscapes, and quirky characters.

His work is characterised by an incredible attention to detail and a unique blend of humor and imagination. Adolfsson’s illustrations have garnered a global following, leading to numerous exhibitions and collaborations with prominent brands and publications.

His distinctive style, which combines meticulous line work with playful and often surreal elements, has made him a standout figure in the contemporary illustration scene.

Adolfsson’s workshops focus on developing observational skills, mastering intricate line work, and nurturing individual creativity.

Through a series of hands-on sessions, he guides attendees in creating their own detailed and imaginative illustrations, offering personalized feedback and insights drawn from his extensive experience. His teaching emphasizes the importance of patience, precision, and the joy of storytelling through art.

Mattias Adolfsson’s influence will extend beyond the duration of the retreat, leaving a lasting impact on all who had the opportunity to learn from him. Learn pen and ink drawing, mixing drawing from reality and imagination, using reality to expand your inner reference library. In this retreat you will learn to making it easier to draw from your imagination and create your own universe.

You will learn with:

Mattias Adolfsson

Mattias Adolfsson lives in a small town called Sigtuna outside Stockholm, Sweden. He has a master’s in fine arts in graphic design, and he worked for ten years doing computer games and 3D modelling before switching to illustration in 2007. About half of his time is spent on commission work; the rest is spent on his drawings, which produce originals and books. He has worked with a lot of large commission work from all over the world and has also travelled to art and book festivals and even to some music festivals. His clients are Psyop TV, WIRED, Atelier Choux, Google, Ragdoll Limited, Die Weltwoche, Wired Italy, The New Yorker, Dance Gavin Dance, HHMI, Arnold, Carlton Books, Nickelodeon, Hollywood Reporter, Cartoon networks, Lowe Vietnam, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Disney, Weezer, DDB, IBM, Chipotle, Area 23Norwegian State Railways, Amnesty International, Dali Speakers, Heye Puzzle and Mac Guff.

More of Mattias’s work can be found at Mattias Adolfsson on Instagram @instagram.com/mattiasink

Dates:

MARCH – 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 – 2025
(5 days and 4 nights)

Price:

Shared Room:
1.600€ PP
(+vat 23%, only 6 rooms available) = total 1.968€

Single Room:
1.800€ PP
 (+vat 23%) = total 2.214€

(Paid 2 times: Reservations Until end Novemberr, and Final Payment 5th January 2025)

Paid 2 times:

Reservations:
1st Payment:
  984€
(shared room)
  1107€
(single room)

2º payment until 5th January 2025:
2nd Payment:
  984€
(shared room)
  1107€
(single room)

What is Included:

   3 full day Art Classes with Mattias Adolfsson

  Yoga Class

  3 Dinners 

  3 Lunches

  4 Nights Acommodation (with breakfast included)

  Wine tasting Event

  Transport from Lisbon Airport to the Hotel (2 hours) and transport in the area.

It is advisable to book the plane after the final confirmation that the retreat will happen, or sooner until we have 10 participants.

• If we cannot gather the minimum participants of 10, the event can be canceled and the payments refund to the participants, less 50€ for cancelation costs.

ITiNERARY:

Day 1

THURSDAY, 6 MARCH 2025

The bus will pick the participants at Lisbon airport at 4 pm. It is advisable to arrive at Lisbon airport before 4 pm. If there is a travel delay you will phone us to wait for you. 

After Évora drive  to Reguengos de Monsaraz, and then Monsaraz- Telheiro. A light dinner is served at the Hotel when arriving.

Day 2

FRIDAY, 7 MARCH 2025

After breakfast at the hotel you walk 15 minutes to “Sofia In Monsaraz” (SIM) with our teachers around 9 am. After the welcoming session and the first class starts at 10 am.   Before the lunch hour, around 12.3 pm, you will experience an olive oil tasting, at SIM.
 
After this meal in the garden, you will visit the Rug Factory.  The dinner will be serve in a local restaurante inside the castle of Monsaraz.

Day 3

SATURDAY, 8 MARCH 2025

After breakfast at the hotel you walk 15 minutes to “Sofia In Monsaraz” with our teachers around 9 am. After the yoga lesson you will start your 3rd Class at 10.30 am.
 
Around 12.30 pm  we will do a break and have “olive tasting” session. After lunch at SIM we will have the 4st Class at 3pm.
 
At the end of the day, after a wine tasting session, you return to the hotel. Dinner is not included. 

Day 4

SUNDAY, 9 MARCH 2025

After breakfast at the hotel you walk 15 minutes to “Sofia In Monsaraz”.
The 5th  class starts at 10 am, before you enjoy a meal cooked in the outside oven, around 1pm.
 
After lunch you will present your work from the these days and learn the final lesson from Mattias.
 
Dinner will be serve in a local restaurant, next to the hotel, where you will  remember the nice moments of these days, with your new friends.

Day 5

MONDAY, 10 MARCH 2025

After breakfast at 9 am you return to Lisbon, and estimated arrival time is 12.30 pm. 

On the way to Lisbon the bus stop in a local pottery shop, for 45 minutes. 

WHERE YOU WILL STAY:

Everything is organised to detail so that nothing will prevent you from enjoying all the peace and quiet of the Alentejo.

All the rooms have air conditioning, full and private bathroom, shared or private balcony and outdoor access. 

This accommodation is a 15-minute walk from the workshop venue (SIM) and passes by the Bulhoa menhir (National Monument) and the Alentejo plain, ideal for reflection before starting work.

Shared Room:
1.600€ PP
(+vat 23%, only 6 rooms available) = total 1.968€

Single Room:
1.800€ PP
 (+vat 23%) = total 2.214€

Paid 2 times:

Reservations:
1st Payment:
  984€
(shared room)
  1107€
(single room)

2º payment until 5th January 2025:
2nd Payment:
  984€
(shared room)
  1107€
(single room)

If you would like to make a direct booking: info@sofiainmonsaraz.site

Q&A:

Internacional roundtrip airfare, transport to the place, alcoholic drinks, activities not included in the itinery, hotel incidentals including room service, expenses during free time, laundry service and hotel bar, food and beverages not included in the itinerary. COVID-19 test, if applicable.

We require all participantes to have a personal travel insurance that at minimum covers medical emergencies and cancellations. We do not provide travel insurance for the retreat and each participant is required to have their own individual travel insurance. The place, where the retreat happens, has an Insurance that covers accidents. Will not be responsible for refunding any lost trip funds if you have to miss your scheduled trip. 

We cannot guarantee to accommodate vegan, gluten free or dairy/egg free, and some allergies. We are unable to accommodate participants with severe food allergies or food intolerances. Please contact us in advance of registering if you have any dietary questions.

It will start when arriving at the hotel, Thursday and finish when you leave the hotel, by Monday.  We are not responsible for any non-retreat activity that a participant decides to purchase outside of the retreat and such activity will not form part of the participant’s contract with us. The bus transport is insurance secure.

This retreat includes one walking tour, where the ground may be uneven and you may be on your feet for several of hours at a time and should be comfortable walking 1km.

The supllies list will be comunicate a few months before the event.

  • Regarding the cancelation we will return the payment (minus 50€) if you make the first payment before the first deadline- November 2024.
  • If you cancel until 60 days before the retreat we will refund all your payment- with the second – (minus 100€).  
  • If you cancel in the period that preceed the retreat (60 days before) we will refund 75% of the total amount paid.
  • Your payments will be split in two, with an initial deposit to secure your place on the retreat.
  • After you have completed your registration you will be sent an Invoice to complete your deposit payment. Payment can be made by Banktransfer or PayPal in euros.  Additional costs may apply where special accommodations are made available to participants.

In this event we will accept until 15 people. The event does not include spouses, partners or friends if they are not taking the workshop.Please contact us if you would like to bring a non-participant partner.

If we cannot gather the minimum participants of 10, the event can be canceled  and the payments refund to the participants.

Other questions about this retreat please contact: info@sofiainmonsaraz.site  
For more info or questions please consult here our Terms & Conditions.

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